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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?
Greenbelt has two honey bee hives which we keep for educational purposes and for honey. We installed new bees this spring.
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.
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PO Box 1026
Essex, MA 01929
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Greenbelt thanks the photographers whose work is featured prominently on our website: Jerry Monkman, Dorothy Monnelly, Adrian Scholes, David Alden St. Pierre & Neil Ungerleider