What better way to spend Earth Day 2019! Our staff planted a pollinator garden in front of the aquarium to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees. Pollinators provide a key ecosystem service vital to the maintenance of both wild and agricultural plant communities.
Declines in the health and population of pollinators pose what could be a significant threat to the integrity of biodiversity, to global food webs and to human health. At least 80% of our world's crop species require pollination. An estimated one out of every three bites of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators. Pollinators need us just as much as we need them, they face many threat from pollution and pesticides to habitat loss and degradation.