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Pollinator workshop aimed at showing importance of insects

 Insects tend to be a nuisance to most people, but a workshop at one local state park helped the public see the importance of pollinating bugs.

The Panhandle Pollinators Workshop was held today at the Wildcat Hills nature Center. It is intended to show educators, landowners, and anyone interested how pollinating insects are crucial to the world’s food supply and ecosystems.

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Todd Filipi says that it is estimated that honey bees alone provide 19 billion dollars in services for us in commodity crops.

“And it’s estimated that additionally 75% of the world’s fruits and vegetables couldn't sustain themselves without pollinators pollinating things for us and producing that stuff, so obviously it’s something that we need to be keeping an eye on and doing our part to make sure that they sustain themselves and can help us out and are around for a long time to come,” says Filipi.

Filipi also says without these insects, we’d be in big trouble.
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