Australian Pollinator Week
Australian Pollinator Week is a time when communities, businesses and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of our Australian pollinators during spring. Pollinators are crucial for not only natural ecosystems, but also for our food production. Pollinators don’t just mean bees by the way – other important Australian pollinators include flies, hoverflies, wasps, butterflies, moths, thrips, beetles, ants and even bats! But pollinator populations across the globe are declining due to habitat loss, parasites, disease, pesticides and climate change.
Unfortunately there’s not a lot of information on the ecology of many of these insects, this is where the public can help. During this week you can participate in the Wild Pollinator Count! Visit https://wildpollinatorcount.com/ for information on how to take part, it only takes 10 minutes!
We have encouraged our team to take some time out of their day to contribute to science and help build the ecological knowledge on Australian pollinators.