Madison: Bigger than Bees: Celebrate Pollinator Week with City Engineering June 20-26, 2022
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The City of Madison Engineering Division invites the community to "bee" proactive with supporting pollinators during National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2022. Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health, according to the Pollinator Partnership. It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what communities can do to protect them.

Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food, according to They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.

Pollination is when a pollen grain moves from the anther (male part) of a flower to the stigma (female part). This is the first step in a process that produces seeds, fruits, and the next generation of plants. This can happen through self-pollination, wind and water pollination, or more commonly, by the movement of foraging animals such as bees. Animals that cause pollination to happen or "pollinators" account for up to 80 percent of pollination.

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'Bee' Proactive The City does a number of things to support pollinators such as:
  • Participate as a Bee City USA
  • Plant Native Plants
  • Use an Integrated Pest Management approach to control invasive plants
  • Create new educational pollinator plantings

Learn more about pollinators on the City of Madison Engineering Website and check out the pollinator videos as our crews, explain a few things that can help you support pollinators.

Pollinator Pointers: What are Pollinators?

Pollinator Pointers: Plant Natives!
Pollinator Pointers: Powerhouse Plants: Milkweed:
Pollinator Pointers: Early Blooming Species:
Pollinator Pointers: Native Grasses:

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