Have you been seeing bees and other pollinators around your flowering plants? Though pollinators may seem like pests that are bothering your flowers and buzzing around your outdoor living space, they are essential to the health of your plants, and for your health as well.
Pollinators are animals that fertilize plants. Insects, birds, and even a few mammals such as bats and monkeys can be classified as pollinators. These animals carry seeds or pollen from the male structures of flowers to the female structures of the same plant, which allows the plant to reproduce. This process of pollination allows plant populations to flourish and reproduce naturally, and allows the pollinator to receive nectar that gives them vital nutrients. Without adequate pollination, plants wouldn’t be able to produce for themselves or reproduce for future generations of plants, and pollinators wouldn’t be able to survive.