ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Some people in Albemarle County know a little bit more about helping pollinators, like bees, in their own backyards.

The Ivy Creek Foundation hosted a talk by Ecologist Nancy Adamson on Sunday afternoon.

Adamson spoke to attendees about why keeping the community habitable for insects that spread pollen is so important.

“They're important up through our food chain. The pollinators, a lot of our trees and plants depend on pollinators so a lot of the things we see around us wouldn't be here if we didn't have pollinators,” said Adamson.

Adamson said keeping a variety of plants, shrubs, and trees in yards can encourage pollinators to keep coming back.

The talk was part of the Ivy Talks series, which occurs every other month at the foundation's education center.