The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pollinator Partnership
Insects, birds, bats, and even monkeys, lemurs, and a lizard! About 75% of the world's flowering plants depend upon these animals for pollination. Most other plants rely upon wind to carry their pollen grains from plant to plant.
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 The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Maryland Avenue Southwest Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Maryland Avenue SW, 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); 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); Pitcherplants (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Also see . . .
1. Wildflowers. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Pollinator Partnership. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.