What are Pollinators?


Pollination: the act of moving pollen from one plant to another's female reproductive organs.  By producing bright colored and fragrant flowers with nectar at the bottom and pollen on the top, flowers entice pollinators to visit, drink the nectar, get covered in pollen accidentally and move to another flower and drop some pollen on that flower.  When the pollen from one plant reaches the female part of another, the flower is fertilized and seeds will begin to form.

Who are the Pollinators?

Many of us think of pollination as being carried out by bees, and bees alone.  Bees in fact do a great deal of pollinating, but along with them are other insects.  Flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, and wasps are all known to pollinate plants as well.  Hummingbirds and bats have also been known to pollinate specific plants across the globe as well.