Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Informational Writing Pollinators - Aidan D

   Pollinators are dying because farmers are spraying pesticides on their crops which can cause CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) so the bees roam away from the hive. Pollinators are dying because of a variety of reasons. Major consequences can happen if the pollinator population keeps dropping we would lose ⅓ of the world’s food supply. The White House has gotten a hive of about 70,000 bees. At MMS we are planting milkweed for the Monarch butterflies since the Monarchs are endangered.

First,pollinators are dying because of a variety of reasons. One example is,“In 2006 the first cave floors were found covered with dead bats in the Northeast. (P.A.N)” This means that the bats in the caves that were found somehow got pesticides in their systems. If there hadn’t been pesticides,herbicides,etc. on the crops these bat may not have died.

 Second,the consequence of losing pollinators is that about ⅓ of the world's food would be gone. An example of this is,“More than ⅓ of the world’s food is pollinated. (Spivak,TED Talk)” This means that if we keep using pesticides the pollinators will either die or roam away from their home. The pesticides that are being used can harm the way pollinators,like bumblebees, act and think.

Next,one thing that has been done is that land will be protected for pollinators. One example is,“The government will help protect 7 million acres of land across the country. (P.A.N)” this means the government will protect 7 million acres of land across the United States. The White House has hives that can hold 70,000 bees all together.

Lastly,at MMS we are going to plant milkweed for the monarch butterflies so they have a place to get food on their way to the south. When the milkweed is planted it’ll get pollinated from the pollinators that can pollinated milkweed,since milkweed is toxic to some animals. If the Monarchs come to MMS on their way to Mexico,they’ll have food so they don’t starve on their way to the south.

In conclusion,if we let pollinators die from the farmers’ pesticides on their crops,more colonies will collapse for bees. Some pollinators’ immune systems can’t handle the toxins so they get weaker and weaker until they can’t do anything,like what happened to the bats in the Northeast. We’ll lose ⅓ of our food supply. The government will help protect 7 million acres of land for pollinators. Finally,MMS will plant milkweed to help the monarchs survive their trip south.


  1. Your paragraphs could be a little thicker and add a little bit more detail

  2. In the 4th paragraph you sort of said the same thing about the government but good over all.👍🏻