moths and bees?

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Under the guise of PlantBot Genetics, artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki created the Moth Project project to underscore bee decline and the importance of other pollinators in the environment. Night-time insect survey events provide hands on activities and offers simple actions that support pollinators while encouraging backyard naturalism and citizen science.

In addition to gathering nectar to produce honey, honeybees perform other vital functions such as the pollination of agricultural crops, home gardens, orchards and wildlife habitats.  Bees transfer pollen from plant to plant, blossom to blossom in search of nectar thus fertilizing the plants and enabling them to bear fruit. It is estimated that about one-third of the human diet is derived from insect pollinated plants and the honeybee is responsible for 80% of this pollination. Other insects and animals that also pollinate include moths, flies, beetles, butterflies, wasps, bats and birds.   See more at!moths/c1qbm




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