Thursday, January 10, 2013

Helping Bees, Butterflies, and Other Invertebrates

Do you know about the Xerces Society? They "defend invertebrates"---but why does that matter? Here's why:  "Butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, worms, starfish, mussels, and crabs are but a few of the millions of invertebrates at the heart of a healthy environment. Invertebrates build the stunning coral reefs of our oceans; they are essential to the reproduction of most flowering plants, including many fruits, vegetables, and nuts; and they are food for birds, fish, and other animals. Yet invertebrate populations are often imperiled by human activities and rarely accounted for in mainstream conservation."
They also teach how to help the bees and butterflies: