Gloucester County has recently become a Bee City USA affiliate, joining localities across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.
The county has implemented a Bee City USA – Gloucester County Committee, which meets quarterly to help carry out the mission of sustaining pollinators, which are responsible for the reproduction of almost 90 percent of the world’s flowering plant species.
Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, with offices across the country. Bee City USA’s mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free of insecticides. Pollinators like bumblebees, sweat bees, mason bees, honeybees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, hummingbirds, and many others are responsible for the reproduction of almost ninety percent of the world’s flowering plant species and one...
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