Pollinators are so important to our planet! They help plants reproduce, and therefore help sustain our ecosystem and supply our natural resources. At least 75% of all flowering plants on Earth need to be pollinated – that’s over 180,000 different species and over 1,200 crops! Pollinators bring us one out of every three bites of food you eat.
What Is A Pollinator?
A pollinator is any animal that transports pollen grains from one plant to another. This transportation process, known as pollination, helps plants produce seeds, fruits, and other plants. Bees, butterflies, birds, bats, flies, moths, beetles, wasps, and other small animals are all pollinators.