Posted by: Green Knight | June 19, 2012

Bees and Bats and Pollination

To follow up on my earlier post about bees, bats, frogs, and other critters in trouble, what we refer to as indicator species in particular, I hadn’t realized that 5 years ago the Senate designated the last week of June as National Pollinator Week. Bees and bats both help pollinate our crops. To quote an e-mail I just got from the Center for Food Safety:

This week is pollinator week. Five years ago the U.S. Senate designated the final week in June as “National Pollinator Week,” marking a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Five years later, bees are still dying off in large numbers and without them, we’re in serious trouble. This week and next, EPA is deciding just how “real” they think the pesticide threat to our pollinators is.

And they have a petition to sign, to let your legislators know you care about this stuff. Here’s where to go:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7920

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