By Montana Grant

Posted: June 18, 2020

Thank a pollinator for your ability to breathe! All oxygen needy life must have clean and recycled air to survive. The amount of air varies at various altitudes.

Montana’s higher mountains have thinner air. Slower, deeper breathes are needed to keep moving. The first sign of too little air may be gasping, headaches, and stress. Slow down, relax, and adapt.

Much of air is cleaned and recirculated by plants. Over 180,000 plant species do their parts. To keep the plants alive and healthy, Pollinators need to do their job.

Pollinators include beetles, moths, birds, bees, ants, butterflies, bats, other animals, and the wind itself. Pollen, needed by plants to reproduce, must be carried from plant to plant to fertilize them. Without pollinators, many plants will perish.

Plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. The CO2 is stored in the plants as biomass. These same plats provide food for humans. One of every 3 bites of food that we consume, was produced thanks to pollinators.

To help do your part try these 3 tasks.

               Limit pesticide use

               Plant a pollinator garden

               Provide habitat for birds, insects, bats, butterflies, etc. that are pollinators

Breathe clean and healthy!

Montana Grant

For more Montana Grant, breathe with him at www.montanagrantfishing.com.

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