The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Where do pollinators live?
Pollinator habitat depends on the pollinator and their life cycle stage. For example bees can use leaves, mud, sand plant resins and even abandoned snail shells for their nests, while many butterfly larvae live and feed only on one specific plant.
Pollinators also need foraging habitat with diverse nectar-providing plant species.
Human activities, such as farming, housing development, and road construction, can fragment a pollinator's habitat, disconnecting where the pollinator lives from where it forages for food. Pollinator habitats need to be within easy range of food and clean, shallow water.
Do you know how bees find a flower patch?
Honey bees communicate through a waggle dance in which scout bees return to the nest and dance to inform other bees about the distance and direction of a newly discovered flower patch.
Location. 38° 53.454′ N, 77° 1.451′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Madison Drive NW 0.1 miles west of 7th Street NW when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. When does pollination happen? (here, next to How can you help pollinators? (a few steps from this marker); Why is pollination important? (a few steps from this marker); What is this? (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds (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.
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.