Pollination

Amegilla drepanolobium by D. Martins
Amegilla drepanolobium by D. Martins

We hope to use this site, Discover Pollinators, to inspire awareness about pollinators and sustainable human livelihoods. This site features the remarkable links between agriculture and wild pollinators and seeks to build a strong grassroots movement for the protection of habitats, better farming practices and restoration of pollination services where they have suffered. The interactions between flowers and their pollinators are also intricate and interesting in their own right. We hope to share this sense of wonder with future generations of conservationists through this site.

Flowers produce seeds and fruits. Seeds and fruits are produced when a flower is pollinated. Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of a flower. As plants can’t move around, they rely on other creatures to carry their pollen for them. Pollinators transport pollen between different flowers and make sure that flowers produce seeds and fruits. Did you know that every one in three bites of food is thanks to a pollinator?

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