Celebrate Virginia Pollinator Week with the Master Gardener program

Photo by Devon Johnson for Virginia TechVirginia's 14 species of bumblebee are important pollinators. This week, Virginians will celebrate the bees, butterflies, birds, and bats that perform the vital work of pollination, following Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s declaration of the week of June 17-23 as Virginia Pollinator Week. “Pollinators play a critical role in our ecosystems,” said Ed Olsen, Virginia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulture specialist and director of the Extension Master Gardener program, who sought the declaration. "Our pollinators support...

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