National Pollinator Week will be celebrated this week. It is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Pollinators are critically important to life and their numbers are in steady decline as a result of loss of habitat, pests and pathogens, exposure to pesticides and other stressors. Over 75% of the world’s crops require pollination. Without the hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies and other pollinators, we would not have fruits, vegetables and nuts such as apples, blueberries, squash, and almonds, and the food supply of wildlife would be greatly impacted. In celebration of National Pollinator Week, June 17th through the 23rd, the Marshall County SCD is providing free wildflower seed packets upon request. These can be picked up at the office located at 1171 Nashville Hwy. Call (931) 359-6268 Ext. # 3 for further information.