Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Birds and the Bees

According to USPS NewsLink, a symposium sponsored last week by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) was "an appropriate site" to introduce its Pollination Stamps series.

Washington, D.C., Postmaster Yverne Pat Moore told the NAPPC, “The animals featured on the stamps are beautiful ambassadors of nature.” Moore added that the new postage is “a special way to honor the beauty that is in our midst each day.”

Four species of pollinators appear on the stamps, along with four kinds of wildflowers. The pollinators include a pair of Morrison’s bumble bees, a calliope hummingbird, a lesser long-nosed bat and a southern dogface butterfly.

The stamps, designed by artist Steve Buchanan, will be issued in the summer of 2007.

For more on the stamps, click here.
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