Pollinators drive biodiversity, and over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on insect pollinators to reproduce. Australian Pollinator Week highlights the importance of pollinators in your backyard and beyond.
Bees and other insect including flies, beetles, moths, butterflies, wasps, ants are important pollinators. Birds and bats are some of the vertebrate animals that are also pollinators. Pollinators provide important ecosystem services in the natural landscapes as well as within agricultural/horticultural and urban environments.
Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges the important and unique insect pollinators found across Australia. It is a designated week in November during spring when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs. The world is suffering from major pollinator declines, but you can also help make a difference by encouraging theses animals into your backyard and local area.
Use this great resource ‘Pollinator Insects Identification Tips’ by Wild Pollinator Count to help you identify pollinators around your home.
Create Wildlfe Friendly Gardens
Attract more wildlife into your backyard, especially pollinating insects by creating a haven for local wildlife. Make an insect hotel to attract more pollinators to your garden. Plant flowering plants and natives to attract more insects into your garden. Reducing chemicals use in your garden will make a more welcoming environment for local wildlife and pollinators.