You can help support pollinators in the National Heritage Area!
Did you know that the honeybee (Apis spp., seen above) is not, in fact, native to North America? Europeans brought the bees over in the 17th Century, and they have since become well-established as managed and feral bee populations throughout what is now the United States.
There are many other, native pollinators that play critical roles in the ecosystem. That includes a variety of other bees – including bumblebees, carpenter bees, mason bees – as well as butterflies, wasps, hummingbirds, and myriad flies, to name a few.
Nationally, pollinators are having trouble due to pesticide use, habitat loss, and other factors.
You can support pollinators through Operation Pollination, a community effort to increase pollinator habitat and support these incredible creatures! Learn more at our Operation Pollination page: arabiaalliance.org/field-notes/operation-pollination/.