The Pollinator Partnership summed up the importance of Pollination as follows: "Pollinators need you. You need pollinators. Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse.
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce."
Children will be able to create their own bugs, bats and butterflies and even their own little insect hotels for the pollinators. There will be a workshop to introduce children to native bees. Games will show children the significance of pollinators and they will be encouraged to dress up as pollinators or have their face painted to look like one.
Adults will be able to hear talks about the Australian Native bees from Dr Tobias Smith. Dr Anna Persson from Lund University in Sweden will talk about " Planning for urban Boidiversity and ecosystem services - How pollinators and pollination are affected by the urban context". Sue Morris from Bat Rescue will talk about flying foxes and their important role in the pollination of eucalypts and other native trees.
There will be refreshments and sausage sizzles and music to keep you buzzing. There will be plenty of displays to help you understand the importance of pollination and there will be many people there who will happily answer any of your questions and show you how you can effect changes in your home and garden to help pollinators and the valuable service they do to help spread seeds and fruits.
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