Join us for a wild pollinator count!
PermaPatch is joining in on the nation-wide Wild Pollinator Count to help document Australia’s wild pollinators. Let's get to know the wild pollinators in our garden, help out with some garden pottering, and finish up with a cuppa and cake.
We all know how important pollinators are – without them, much of the food we like eat would never fruit. However Australia has a huge number of native pollinators, like bees, wasps, ants, flies, butterflies etc whose pollination habits are not yet fully understood.
“...many native insects contribute to pollination in crops and gardens all around the country. We still need to do a lot of research to identify all our insect pollinator species, understand their ecology and how they are affected by human activities. So far, we know that Australia has around 2,000 native bee species, all of which are important pollinators. We also know there are a couple of thousand butterfly, wasp, fly, moth, beetle, thrips and ant species, some of which are documented pollinators. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of information on the ecology of many of these insects, what flowers they pollinate, or where they are found." Wild Pollinator Count
Note that pollinators don't like the rain. Unfortunately showers are forecast for the day so keep an eye on the weather. If we have any rain after 9am the Wild Pollinator Count will be called off. However our members' working bee will still go ahead.