UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers: Challenge 12 ~ Pollinator Portraits

Day pollinators on wildflowers  at Jackson Bottom Wetland in Hillsboro, Oregon:

Beyond the crucial ecosystem services they provide, pollinators are a diverse and fascinating group of animals in their own right. They include

bees,
butterflies,
moths,
hummingbirds,
some bats,
some beetles,
flies and wasps

Day pollinators on flowering trees and plants around our garden and wetland area on Glencoe Swale in Hillsboro, Oregon:

My pollinator gallery is lacking in the moth and bat categories.

How do nocturnal creatures like moths and bats pollinate? Does anyone have knowledge of this? I’ve never thought about the idea of pollination at night, and would like to hear of your experiences before I jump into research mode…

This is my entry for: UNLESS: Earth-friendly Chroniclers Challenge 12: Pollinator Portraits

9 comments

    1. This is a very beautiful and informative post. Your photos and text open up a whole new world for me. I appreciate being able to see South African pollinators through your lens and commentary. It’s upsetting that decline in bee populations is common for both our continents.

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