Posted June 20, 2017 12:15 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Butterfly Pollinating
National Pollinator Week: June 19 – 25, 2017

National Wild Turkey Federation

EDGEFIELD, S.C. -( The National Wild Turkey Federation works throughout the year to improve habitat not only for wild turkeys but also for some of our upland habitat’s most important visitors — pollinators.

Bees, birds and butterflies are a part of the pollinator group, which has seen drastic declines over the past 20 years. This week, during National Pollinator Week, the NWTF asks you to join our celebration and help keep our pollinators protected.

According to the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food.

An estimated one-third of all foods and beverages is delivered by pollinators, and pollination produces nearly $20 billion worth of products annually. Pollinators also provide us with one-half of the world’s oils; they prevent soil erosion and increase carbon storage.

The NAPPC raises public awareness through education and partnerships while promoting restoration of pollinator habitats.

At the NWTF headquarters, staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to improve pollinator habitats throughout the 700-acre Hunting Heritage Center, which includes demonstration forests, food plots, observation …Read the Rest

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