Help Bees Help Us

beeDid you know?: One-third of our food depends on the services of a pollinator, pollinators like nature’s loveable pirate; the bee. In 2007, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, the Greenbelt Native Plant and the Great Sunflower Project began the Great Pollinator Project (GPP), an initiative to help better understand these champions of the flowerpot. The GPP’s goals are fourfold: to identify which areas of New York City have good pollinator service, to increase understanding of bee distribution, and to raise public awareness of native bees and park management and home gardening practices to benefit native bees.

Looking for something interesting to do on the High Line? Help with this worthy endeavor! The High Line is home to a burgeoning bee population, one ripe for observation. By simply watching and recording bees in various locations in New York like the High Line, you can help the GPP better understand the challenges faced by a little bee in the big city. Just click here to get started.

Interested in bees but too busy to help out? Check out their Web site for a plethora of bee related information.

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2 Responses

  1. The High Line is indeed a terrific place for bee-watching, and other nature study.

    On Monday evening, I enjoyed watching both bumble bees and honeybees perusing the flowers. I also saw a kestrel flying overhead, and enjoyed seeing a happy flock of sparrows partaking in the seeds of some of the High Line’s impressive assortment of grasses.

    Such an oasis for people AND critters of all kinds!

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