Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County

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Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County
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What's in a bee? That which we call a flower by any other pollinator would smell...completely different!

The world as we know it runs on the small, fuzzy exoskeletons of these hard-working insects. Bees are just one group of pollinators — a name for any animal that moves pollen from one flower to fertilize another — but they're more efficient at it than anyone else. They co-evolved with our native flowering plants: the way most flowers look and feel and smell evolved specifically to attract different kinds of bees, and bees in turn have developed all kinds of features to help them be better pollinators.

If you can imagine an alternate universe in which humans survive without bees, butterflies, beetles, birds, or bats, you'll also have to imagine a world without 80% of our flowering plants. The alternate-North Carolina Botanical Garden would be a dull place indeed. Forgive us if we *ahem* wax poetic: it's #NationalPollinatorWeek!

Pictured: A bee takes off from blanketflower (Gaillardia pulchella) in our Courtyard Gardens.
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County1 day ago
Another great link for National Pollinator Week
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County shared a post.1 day ago
It’s Pollinator Week! Great info below.
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County1 day ago
This is a great way to learn how to identify plants. Please check it out!
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County
Extension Master Gardener Association of Cleveland County is at Foothills Farmers' Market.3 days ago
Foothills Farmers' Market
Couple of our Master Gardener Volunteers today at the Farmer’s Market. Looking good.