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'Protect Pollinators' Stamps now available
by Staff report · August 24th, 2017

On August 3, 2017, the United States Postal Service issued a set of stamps called "Protect Pollinators." They are available as a sheet of 20 forever stamps for $9.80 and include five pictures: a monarch butterfly on a coneflower, a western honeybee on golden ragwort, a monarch on a zinnia flower, a western honeybee on a New England aster, and a monarch on goldenrod.

According to the USPS website, "The U.S. Postal Service pays tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators with stamps depicting two of our continent's most iconic ... each shown industriously pollinating a variety of plants native to North America."

The USPS release further says: "These particular species exemplify the ecological service provided by all pollinators, which include other insects, birds and bats. Trending declines in their populations alert us that pollinators now need mindful human intervention in order to thrive."
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