(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ Thankfully, you have pollinators as allies to support you in your efforts. They drink nectar from blooms with open or deep flowers and pollinate many of them from the pollen that gets caught on their upper body. Pollinator Partnership Canada Website. // ]]>. They drink from blooms with open or deep flowers. Pollinator Partnership Canada (P2C) is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems through conservation, education, and research. They nest alone in long, narrow spaces like hollow plant stems. This process is known as pollination. Native from British Columbia to Newfoundland. Flies and spiders are a source of protein and fat for hummingbirds, like this male rufous hummingbird shown near the wild columbine whose flowers provide carbohydrates. Insect pollinators are declining around the world. Pollinators include insects such as bees, flies, butterflies, wasps, moths, beetles and others. Native species are found across Canada (even Ellesmere Island!). It is also known that certain pesticides can pose a… Bees are also known to eat their way through the flower where the spur contains nectar. Declines in honeybee and other pollinator populations have generated considerable scientific and public interest both in Canada and internationally. ga('require', 'linker'); Their pollination services come into play as pollen gets on their legs and body when they land and drink, helping the transfer of pollen from flower to flower. Over 100,000 invertebrate species — such as bees, moths, butterflies, beetles, and flies — serve as pollinators worldwide. The proboscis is coiled up in between feedings. Charitable registration # 10686 8755 RR0001, //