At School Sky, we researched the relationship between plant diversity and pollinator diversity. We observed the wild geranium which is a purple flower native to Mt. Lemmon. We saw many types of bees, flies, beetles, ants, wasps, and butterflies that landed on the flowers. Our team did not find a correlation between plant diversity and pollinator diversity, but we did find an increase in abundance pf pollinators in areas with more plant diversity. It was a really cool experience and we learned a lot about the Sky Islands and about pollinators.
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