There are about 200,000 species of animals that pollinate plants. Most of these are insects, but some are birds and small mammals. Here are some of the pollinators we’ve seen hard at work in the local area.
Butterflies and moths
Bees aren’t the only insect pollinators – there are a number of bugs, such as beetles and flies, that are important pollinators.
Many birds are pollinators. The hummingbird, with its long beak, is an especially effective pollinator.