Nearly 90% of flowering plants rely on about 200,000 species of animal pollinators for feralization. Explore the essential role that pollinators play in the natural world in the Smithsonian poster exhibition Pollination Investigation. Through “pollinator profiles” visitors can learn about different pollinators—from butterflies and hummingbirds to bats and the wind—and their favorite flowers based on floral characteristics like flower shape, color, scent, and more.
Pollination Investigation was created by Smithsonian Gardens in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History and made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It is funded in part by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
POLLINATION INVESTIGATION FIELD GUIDE
Put what you've learned into action! Use this field guide to learn more about how pollination works and why we need to ensure that bees and butterflies continue to thrive!