Greenbelt celebrates honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators important to our flowers and food supply. Without them, there would be no pollination, and
the fruits and vegetables we depend on to survive could disappear.
DID YOU KNOW: More than 150 food crops in the U.S. depend on pollinators, including almost all fruit and grain crops.
DID YOU KNOW: Bumblebees learn to visit flowers that reward them with nectar and pollen, and they provide flowers with pollination
services in return?
In addition to providing protected ecosystems on our conservation land, Greenbelt also keeps a Pollinator Garden at Cox Reservation, showcasing native plants
that are great habitat for native pollinators like butterflies, native bees, flies, and moths.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.