Do we take pollinators for granted?
As a whole – yes. Our use of systemic pesticides is killing them. We depend on pollinators for over 1/3 of the fruits and vegetables we eat. As filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg mentions in his TED introduction of this video, pollinators are like the canary in the coal mine; if they disappear, so do we.
Take four minutes to watch this video, and discover (or re-discover) the beauty of pollination:
What a wonderful job Schwarzberg did! Only he could make the common housefly and bats look so beautiful!
My favorite part, by far, has to be the slow motion butterflies. Although the bats are a close second. What’s yours?