The birds and the bees

October 18th, 2006

WASHINGTON - The nation's capital was abuzz with excitement today when the U.S. Postal Service unveiled four beautiful Pollination stamps at the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Symposium. The stamps, which will be released next summer, consist of four images arranged in two alternate and interlocking patterns.

The intricate design of these beautiful stamps emphasizes the ecological relationship between pollinators and plants and suggests the biodiversity necessary to ensure the viability of that relationship.

"These stamps are a special way to honor the beauty that is in our midst each day," said Yverne Pat Moore, Postmaster, Washington, DC, U.S. Postal Service. "The animals featured on the stamps are beautiful ambassadors of nature."