The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
How can you help pollinators?
Pollinator populations are at risk. Decades of stressors including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of pollinator habitats; the improper use of pesticides and herbicides; and diseases, predation, and parasites have all hurt pollinators.
Inspired by the Smithsonian Pollinator Garden?
You can help pollination by creating a pollinator-friendly habitat without sacrificing aesthetics.
Add diversity to you landscape with a beautiful tapestry of native plants that have evolved with local pollinators and thrive under the conditions in your region. Reach out to your local extension office to research the best plants.
Do you know the importance of pollinator health has been noticed?
On June 20, 2014
President Barack Obama issued a memorandum to create a federal strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators.
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 53.459′ N, 77° 1.453′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Madison Drive NW 0.1 miles from 7th Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Where do pollinators live? (a few steps from this marker); When does pollination happen? (a few steps from this marker); Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds (a few steps from this marker); Why is pollination important? (within shouting distance of this marker); What is this? (within shouting distance of this marker); Triceratops horridus (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Elm that Grew Along with America (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Petrified Wood (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.