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Australian Pollinator Week is on its way, and this year it’s all about focusing on the little things.
 
The nine-day festival starts on 12 November and runs through to 20 November, and this year’s theme is Discover Pollinators, celebrating the rich and varied world of insect pollinators.
 
For the first time Australian Pollinator Week features a Pollinator Photography Competition encouraging all photographers to get out into their gardens, farms and urban environments and start snapping. The best picture of a bee or any other pollinator will win $1500 with the runner-up receiving $500. There’s a separate category for students. One secondary student and one primary student will each win $500 for their school. See below for more details.
 
Other activities include Pollinator Picnics, pollinator art activities, bee-friendly gardening sessions, information events, webinars and more.
 
Australian Pollinator Week was founded by Dr Megan Halcroft and is dedicated to raising awareness of Australia’s unique pollinators and the role they play in supporting our local ecosystems.
 
“Everyone loves honey bees, and it’s now more than ever quite clear that they are really important in our food production system,” Dr Halcroft said. “But most people don’t realise the importance of the thousands of other pollinators in Australia – beetles, flies, butterflies and moths, as well as native bees, which have adapted over 20 million years to pollinate our native plants.”

Click the link below for further information.
Pollinator Week Photo Competition
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