About a third of our food requires pollination. Any food crop that flowers and sets fruit like apples and many vegetables like peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and berries needs an insect or bird or even some mammal to pollinate the flower for a successful harvest.
We have a good population of native pollinators like bumblebees here.
This week I have seen some Monarch butterflies, too. And today I heard it – a hummingbird! Here is my fuzzy photo. I feel lucky to have gotten a shot as they are quick and my camera and ability are SLOW.
Thank you, pollinators!