Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Pollinators must thrive for us to

Happy Pollinator Week June 17-24. Yes, another way to celebrate our heroes, this time butterflies, moths, beetles, hummingbirds and, most importantly, the bees. It is these small creatures that move the pollen from blossom to blossom fueling our agricultural economy, our food supply and our landscapes. 

June is a perfect time to learn the harmful impact of some of our habits in yards and gardens, actions like mowing and mulching, fertilizing and applying pesticides, gardening with non-native and cultivar plants and removing fallen trees and brush. To understand ways to support healthy and sustainable pollination, contact Pollinator Pathway of Addison County at [email protected] and/or visit Pollinator Pathway Northeast online at pollinator-pathwayy.org.

Protect their lives, preserve our own. Celebrate your participation in a worldwide movement to protect native pollinators and the plants they depend on. 

Jill Vickers

Bridport

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