DAYTON – The week of June 15-21 is designated as National Pollinator Week, focusing attention on the vital role pollination plays in the production of crops. As much as 80% of all flowering plants, including those grown for food, fiber, and medicines, require pollination. Yet there is evidence that loss of habitat, chemical misuse, diseases and invasive plants and animals have caused a drastic decline in bees and other essential pollinators.
Beekeepers from The Pollinator Stewardship Council present an informational program at several Dayton Metro Library locations this month, focusing on the need for healthy pollinator environments and how to create such an environment at home.
These programs are free and open to the public:
Monday, 6/15, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Northmont Branch, Englewood
Tuesday, 6/16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Huber Heights Branch
Saturday, 6/27, 3:00-4:30 p.m. – Vandalia Branch
For more information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-BOOK.