The Birds & the Bees
Today's Creature Features are Birds & Bees!
Both these taxa are known for being pollinators, but they are also so much more. Birds also spread seeds, help control insect populations, and provide a food source for other animals; whereas bees are considered keystone species because pollination provides habitat and food for other animals, including humans. However, widespread use of pesticides, as well as habitat destruction, and of course climate change, are threatening both of these essential taxa. Two simple things that you can do to help are support a ban on pesticide use and plant native flowering plants in your yard to attract and provide a sanctuary for both the birds and the bees.