Conserving Our Pollinators

Our landscapes and our grocery stores would look much different if we lost our pollinators. That is because millions of years of co-evolution between flowering plants and insect pollinators has shaped our daily lives, from the gorgeous wildflowers adorning our fields to many of the delicious foods we eat like: chocolate, apples, tomatoes, strawberries, watermelons, and many more.

Pollinators get their carbohydrates from nectar and their essential amino acids from pollen. Nature had created a beautiful balance of diverse flowers to support pollinators’ nutritional needs, but much of the once abundant fields of wildflowers have disappeared due to increasing development and habitat destruction. This has left many of our pollinators living in food deserts and suffering from malnutrition.

That is why Insect Diva is planting a pollinator flower for every purchase made from our boutique.  We want our customers to be part of conserving our pollinators through  planting a much needed nourishing meal for these hardworking insects. And we hope that every time you see a pollinator thriving and dining on flowers you are filled with joy and peace, because when we take care of the  health of our pollinators, we take care of the health of the whole plant.

And, you can follow the story of your flowers by following Insect Diva on Instagram as we share updates on the conservation work we are accomplishing together through your support.

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL OUTREACH

 

When I started Insect Diva I wanted it to be about more than just pretty jewelry, though pretty jewelry is important too ;). I wanted to share my love of insects and nature as a whole, and the profound importance they have in all of our lives. Environmental outreach and sharing my love and knowledge of our natural world is the cornerstone of my work.

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I’m always looking for creative ways to communicate concepts like conservation and connect people with the reality of how precious, beautiful, and valuable our environment is, so, I started Insect Diva jewelry.  Every piece is inspired by an insect or some other fauna or flora and comes with a  special note about the insect, plant, or natural phenomenon that inspired the piece. So you get more than just a beautiful piece of jewelry.

 

I think of my customers as stakeholders in our shared environmental cause. Many pieces even come with easy tips about conservation, and what small but powerful efforts you can make towards caring for our earth. So the jewelry doesn’t only empower you with the confidence to look your best, but it also empowers you with the information to conserve the natural beauty around you :).

 

xoxo, Dr Diana