Check out the new amazing Pollination Station in the Children’s Zoo! What is a Pollination Station? Just think of it as an insect hotel.
You will notice that many different materials were used in our Pollination Station’s making. This allows many different insects to use the different shape openings to lay their eggs.
30% of all North American bees use some kind of tunnel in which to lay their eggs. Providing a food source and houses for these bees is very important in the efforts to help our pollinators.
A huge percentage of our food crops rely on pollinators. Without our pollinators, we could lose nuts, spices, many fruits and vegetables, cotton, alfalfa and even chocolate. 75% of flowering plants and over
30% of our food crops rely on pollinators.
What kinds of insects will be making this palace their home? Wasps, dragonflies, bees, moths, and spiders.
The next time you are in the Children’s Zoo, check out the Pollination Station next to the Naturally Wild Swap Shop. And, if you have planted pollinator plants in your own gardens, bring a report or pictures to the Swap Shop for points and you can be registered as a Pollinator Pal.
Don’t know about the Naturally Wild Swap Shop? Click here for more information on how it works.