"A pollinator is any animal that helps a plant reproduce by moving its pollen from one plant to another," says Matthew Shepherd, spokesman for The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Oregon. "Bees are the most important group of pollinators in North America, but it also extends to flies that pollinate, moths, butterflies. Broaden it beyond insects and you'll find some species of bats that pollinate."
"A pollinator is any animal that helps a plant reproduce by moving its pollen from one plant to another," says Matthew Shepherd, spokesman for The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Oregon. "Bees are the most important group of pollinators in North America, but it also extends to flies that pollinate, moths, butterflies. Broaden it beyond insects and you'll find some species of bats that pollinate." Scott Strazzante Chicago Tribune/TNS
"A pollinator is any animal that helps a plant reproduce by moving its pollen from one plant to another," says Matthew Shepherd, spokesman for The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Oregon. "Bees are the most important group of pollinators in North America, but it also extends to flies that pollinate, moths, butterflies. Broaden it beyond insects and you'll find some species of bats that pollinate." Scott Strazzante Chicago Tribune/TNS

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