The Nature Conservancy
n Ohio, insects carry the weight when it comes to pollinating. A variety of butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, and beetles—aided by hardworking birds and other wildlife—keep busy at different times of the year perpetuating flowers and crops that feed people within the state and beyond our borders. Unfortunately, Ohio’s pollinators are in trouble, mostly due to habitat loss.
Throughout the state, The Nature Conservancy’s work to protect and restore these important lands helps provide pollinators with the habitats they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy relies on volunteers to help monitor our preserves and keep track of the species present. Butterfly and moth populations are two genera that our volunteers have been consistently monitoring through the years.