About this Collection

Bees, bats, birds and butterflies do us an important service: As they visit flowers to feed on nectar, they carry pollen from plant to plant. This movement of pollen from a flower’s male stamen to its female stigma — or that of the next flower — fertilizes plants and produces fruits and seeds.

Most of the world's flowering plants and crops depend on the hard-working insects and birds we call pollinators.

Without pollinators, we would miss out on many fruits, vegetables and nuts — not to mention chocolate and coffee.

But pollinators are in trouble.