Unlike animals, plants can’t move around in search of a mate, to reproduce. Therefore, plants need pollinators to transfer the male sex cells (pollen) to the female reproductive parts of flowers. This is called pollination, which leads to fertilisation. Good fertilisation helps plants develop seeds and fruit. The seeds and fruits that feed the countless animals in the world, including us. Pollinators drive biodiversity, and over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on insect pollinators to reproduce.
Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators during our southern spring (November). It is a designated week when community, business and organisations can come together to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.
For your chance to win, simply submit sightings of insects from anywhere in Australia (look for them on flowers especially) with the QuestaGame app on 11-18 Nov, 2018. Or you can ID sightings through QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine.