From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.
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What do bees, hummingbirds, white-winged doves, and tarantula hawks have in common? They are all pollinators! While feasting on nutritious nectar, berries and seeds, these hard-working animals help pollinate desert plants like ironwood, saguaro and the night-blooming cereus, which would not be able to produce seeds otherwise. Pollinators are critical to ensuring the health of plants and animals, including humans!