Pollinators
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What is the Pollinator Challenge? A challenge to USFWS Regions to include pollinator conservation and education in ongoing activities. Each Region earned points during the Challenge period for these activities. The Southwest Region earned the most points and at the end of the Challenge was declared the 2013 Service Pollinator Champion. We recognized them as leaders in pollinator conservation and education for yet another year! They were also the Champion in 2012, and tied for the title in 2011.
Image: Long nose Bat
Lesser long-nosed bat on saguaro cactus.
Credit Tim Knepp, USFWS
 
Image: Monarch butterfly
The USFWS is involved because some pollinator populations are declining with the most probable causes being habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation, disease, and misuse of pesticides.
Monarch butterfly on butterfly milkweed.
Credit: Tim Knepp, USFWS
 

Once again, the Pollinator Challenge was accepted! Service employees across the country helped pollinators by celebrating their importance at festivals and field days…

Image: Pollinator Education
Image: Pollinator Art Rocks!
Image: Face painting at pollinator garden planting day
Pollinator Education at
Mt. Eagle Elementary,
Alexandria, VA
Credit: Robert Pos, USFWS
Pollinator Art Rocks!
South Dakota Field Office, Pierre, SD
Credit: Charlene Bessken, USFWS
Face painting at pollinator
garden planting day,
Mt. Eagle Elementary,
Alexandria, VA
Credit: Robert Pos, USFWS
Image: Butterfly identification practice
Image: Northwestern Fritillaries
Image: All smiles for pollinator plants at the BirdFest
Butterfly identification practice at
Harris Neck NWR, GA
Credit: Theresa Thom, USFWS
Northwestern Fritillaries - Nature
Photography in the Sacramento
Mountains of New Mexico
Credit: Julie McIntyre, USFWS
All smiles for pollinator plants at the
BirdFest at Sellwood Park, OR
Credit: Meghan Kearney, USFWS

…conducting studies on public lands, and fortifying them with native gardens and habitat management.

Imaage: Youth for Habitat participant planting native species
Image: Bee Survey site at Savanna District 3
Image: Bee IDs
Youth for Habitat participant
planting native species in
Fairbanks, AK
Credit: Laurel Devaney, USFWS
Bee Survey site at Savanna District 3
Upper Mississippi River NWFR
Credit: USFWS
Bee IDs from
Benton Lake NWR, MT
Credit: Paulette Scherr, USFWS
Image: Bee Condo Constructed
Image: Green Team Habitat Restoration
Image: Bee Netting
Bee Condo constructed by the Youth Conservation Corps at
Rappahannock River Valley NWR, VA
Credit: Shelley Small, USFWS
Green Team Habitat Restoration at
Alice Birney Elementary in Sacramento, CA.
Credit: Karleen Vollherbst, USFWS
Bee Netting at
Big Muddy NFWR, MO
Credit: USFWS

See you for the 2014 Challenge!!

Image: The Lone Waterer
“The Lone Waterer”
Mt. Eagle Elementary, Alexandria, VA
Credit: Robert Pos, USFWS



2012 Pollinator Challenger Activities and Photos


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