Dill, fennel and parsley provide food for eastern black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.
Dill, fennel and parsley provide food for eastern black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.

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June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. To celebrate, this article will focus on the fabulous world of pollinators.  

First a botany review: Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within a flower, or in the case of cross pollination, from one flower to another. Pollination is needed for the formation of fruit and seeds.  

The movement of pollen can be accomplished by the wind or with the help of animals such as bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, flies and moths. The primary pollinators that typically come to mind are bees and butterflies, so those are the ones I will focus on today.

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