A majority of global crops, like fruits and vegetables, rely on pollinators. They are in steep decline due to various factors including habitat loss and climate change.
Since 2016 the group has worked to spread the message that saving pollinators such as butterflies and bees is important for farms, food security and biodiversity in the Adirondacks.
The Wild Center hosted a presentation by Dr. Christina Grozinger, distinguished professor of entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University in late July. The research center is home to the largest group of pollinator researchers in the world.