It may seem like there are bees everywhere you go during the summer. But researchers say the number of bees and other pollinators are actually declining.
The Lehigh Gap Nature Center held its annual Pollinator Week Celebration on Saturday.
In 2014, the White House declared the third week in June "National Pollinator Week." Since then, the nature center has held the event to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds, as well as the things spelling trouble for them.
"Habitat loss, pesticide use is another factor, also invasive species taking the place of the pollinators that we've had here," said Chad Schwartz, program specialist at LGNC.
The day was filled with pollinator-themed crafts, activities and nature walks, along with opportunities to purchase native plants and local raw honey.
The work of local photographer, Bonnie Pancoast, was also on display.
"What I love is not only working here at the Gap and taking the pictures, I love to see the colors and the shades and the flowers and the bees, just how it all comes together...they're beautiful," said Pancoast.
Her exhibit will be on display inside the Osprey House all this week.