Off topic: New pollinator/bat stamps
- Theyve just released the new Pollinators postage stamps depicting four
important pollinators visiting flowers, one of which is a Lesser
Long-nosed bat visiting a saguaro cactus flower:
San Diego CA
From: USPS News Link - Washington, DC
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 5:00 AM
Subject: Link -- June 29, 2007
Friday | June 29, 2007
The four Bs buzz: Bats, bees, birds and butterflies featured on new
THE FOUR Bs BUZZ
Bats, bees, birds and butterflies featured on new Pollinator stamps
USPS will cast a spotlight on the importance of natures pollinators
with todays issuance of the 41-cent Pollination stamps.
The first-day-of-issuance ceremony will be led by Deputy Postmaster
General Pat Donahoe. He will be joined by Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johanns at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Pollination stamps are being issued in conjunction with National
Pollinator Week. Depicted on the Pollination stamps are four wildflowers
and four pollinators.
Artist Steve Buchanan of Winsted, CT, created the four stamps using an
intricate design that emphasizes the ecological relationship between
pollinators and plants and the biodiversity necessary to maintain that
relationship. The four different stamp designs are arranged in two
alternate blocks that fit together like interlocking puzzles. In one
block the pollinators form a central starburst in the other block the
flowers are arranged in the center.
Starting today, the stamps can be purchased online at the Postal Store
on www.usps.com/shop, by calling toll-free 800-STAMP-24, at philatelic
centers nationwide and at local Post Offices. For additional information
on National Pollinator Week, visit www.pollinator.org.