News tagged with pollinators

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Why are orchids so successful?

In terms of diversity, orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants, with over 22,000 species. Both pollinating animals and mycorrhizal fungi are believed to have been important in the ...

Sep 13, 2011
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Pollinators make critical contribution to healthy diets

Fruits and vegetables that provide the highest levels of vitamins and minerals to the human diet globally depend heavily on bees and other pollinating animals, according to a new study published in the international ...

Jun 24, 2011
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Where have all the flowers gone?

It's summer wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains, a time when high-peaks meadows are dotted with riotous color. But for how long?

Jun 16, 2011
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Bumblebee nest boxes don't work

Bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in decline worldwide. So what better way to help stem their decline than by installing a bumblebee nest box in your garden? The only trouble ...

May 06, 2011
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