What is a Pollinator?

Pollinators are the animals that carry pollen between flowers. In Oregon, this includes bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps, and flies. Bees are particularly effective pollinators because females have structures on their body made specifically for carrying pollen.

Photo Credit: Andony Melathopoulos

Picture guide of native bees


Pollinator Biology

Megachilid Bees in the Pacific Northwest: An Introduction- PNW 692

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon- EM 9130

The Biology and External Morphology of Bees with a Synopsis of the Genera of Northwestern America- SP0001

The Wildlife Garden: Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)-EC 1570

4-H Entomology Project Leader Guide Grades 4-6- 4-H3221

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