Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pollinator Partnership
Pollination is the transfer of pollen within or between flowers (or between cones). Pollination leads to fertilization and eventually to seeds and new life!
We can survive on wind-pollinated plants such as corn, wheat, and other cereals, but we thrive when our diet includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, chocolate, and other foods produced by pollinators.
Habitat loss, pesticides, diseases, and invasive plants and animals can all harm pollinators.
You can help sustain pollinators:
• Plant flowers, vegetables, and trees that supply vital pollen and nectar.
• Use pesticides sparingly, if at all. Apply t night when most pollinators are inactive.
• Become informed: visit online sites such as www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/.
Learn more and join the effort to protect pollinators with the Pollinator Partnership at www.pollinator.org.
Location. 38° 53.305′ N, 77° 0.815′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Maryland Avenue Southwest west Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Garden Takes Root (a few steps from this marker); Power from the Wind (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Roof Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Roof Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Botanic Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Wildflowers. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Pollinator Partnership. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.