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Arizona
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Discovering Arizona's Bees! Saturday, June 20, 10 am to noon Following a cowboy breakfast, scientist and author Stephen Buchmann will join us and present an illustrated talk on the diversity of Arizona's bees from its southern deserts to the Ponderosa pine forests of the White Mountains. Come and find out how to identify your local bees. Steve will also give a hands on demonstration of how easy it is to make a "Bee Hotel" for leaf cutter and mason bees from scrap lumber. Following his talk and Q&A's, he will lead a short nature walk in search of bees and flowers outside the new New Center building. Fun for the entire family. This is a free event. White Mountain Nature Center. 425 S. Woodland Rd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ off of Highway 260 in Lakeside, AZ, between the Big Springs Environmental Study Area and the Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex. Contact: (928) 358-3069


 

California
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Save The Monarchs!
Sunday, June 21, 4:00
Workshop on gardening for pollinators, with a special focus on growing native Asclepias. We will have native Asclepias seeds and plants for sale.
13396 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945
A-Z Garden Center, April@AtoZSupply.com
530-274-3871
Film in the Grove: The Pollinators by Sarah Rara Friday June 5, 6pm -7:30pm Filmmaker Sarah Rara will join us to introduce the film she made with footage taken in the UC Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy this film under the Garden's towering Redwoods in our stunning amphitheater.

The Pollinators focuses on the insects, birds, animals, and vectors that pollinate flowers. Filmed against brightly colored backgrounds that both attract and distract pollinators, the video explores wild color spaces, modeling the ultraviolet-rich color range perceived by insects that extends beyond human vision and the RGB colorspace of video.The Pollinators was filmed over the course of a full calendar year to document a complete annual cycle of flowering.with sound by Luke Fischbeck.
Registration required: $10/ Children 12 and Under are Free
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045 Contact Deepa Natrajan,
Program Coordinator
call 510-664-9841, or email

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Pollinator Tour of the Garden Tuesday, June 16 10am - 11am The bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds you can observe in the Garden are just some of the world’s 200,000 species of pollinators. Discover how insects, birds, bats, and wind are essential in the life cycles of our crops and other plants. Learn how flower forms and colors relate to their pollinators. Best in Spring and Summer.
Free with Garden Admission, Registration Required
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045 Contact Deepa Natrajan,
Program Coordinator
call 510-664-9841, or email

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Butterfly Bonanza on the Tour Deck Friday, June 19 10am - 1pm Come learn about butterfly life cycles with live specimens and paper activities with a special film screening of monarch lifecycles. Garden volunteer and 'Caterpillar Lady' Sally Levinson will lead the morning of fun drop-in activities on the Garden's tour deck. All ages.
Free with Garden Admission; no registration required
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045 Contact Deepa Natrajan,
Program Coordinator
call 510-664-9841, or email

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"Planting for Pollinators" class June13th at 10 AM This is a free interactive class held in my garden which is a Certified Pollinator Habitat. The garden is almost a half acre of beauty that is full of lots of the flowers that the pollinators love! We'll spend the time walking through the gardens,checking out the various pollinator favorite flowers,as well as enjoying all the pollinator activity. Plenty of hummingbirds,wildbees,honeybees,butterflies,hoverflies,dragonflies,and lots of birds too. We had a class here last Saturday and everyone enjoyed it,so I'm doing it again! 47 Waford Rd Bishop,CA 93514 USA You can contact Marianne at (760) 872-3713 or through my Email
Bees and Monarchs Pollinator Social Media Event June 15 to June 21 The Communities for Sustainable Monterey County, Community Gardens Regional Project will do a week long informational and educational social media event. As one of our gardens is adjacent to the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary on Ridge Road, we feel privileged to support pollination, organic gardening, and individuals striving to support the Monarchs. 283 Grove Acre St Pacific Grove CA 93950 Karin Locke
karin@sustainablepg.org
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National Pollinator Week Open House June 19, 5:30 to 7:00pm Help us celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven! Join us for an open house on June 19 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Events include:
-Bee observation and identification, including an observation honey bee hive
-Information about low-water plants that help bees
-Native bee houses for sale to support the Haven
-Honey tasting and sales
1 Bee Biology Road, Davis, CA 95616 Flyer
Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden – demonstration and Q & A with Dr. Connie Vadheim 6/13/15 9:00 a.m. to noon Bring your questions about native pollinators, pollinator gardening and other beneficial insects to a free session with Dr. Connie Vadheim (CSUDH). We will have helpful displays, brochures, information sheets and plant lists available. See pollinator plants – and their pollinators – in action in the garden setting. This is a great opportunity to learn more about beneficial native insects. Bring your camera and note book.

Most suitable for adults, but all welcome FREE – donations gratefully accepted
Mother Nature's Backyard - Accessed through Arthur Johnson Park, one block north of Artesia Blvd at 1200 West 170th Street, Gardena, CA (see Calendar of Events)

(310) 217-0681 (Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve)
Celebrate National Pollinators Week at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve 6/14/15 1:00-4:00 p.m. June 14-20 is National Pollinators Week. Kick off the week with our pollinator-related activities. Helpful displays, brochures and information sheets for gardeners. Draw or color pictures of pollinators. Take our 2014 Pollinator Survey. Try some interesting pollinator experiments. And more.

All ages welcome FREE – donations gratefully accepted
Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve: Access through Arthur Johnson Park, 1200 West 170th Street, Gardena, CA 90247 Friends Website: http://www.gardenawillows.org/
(310) 217-0681
Klamath National Forest, Pollinator Field Trip Sunday July 19, 10am Please join us on an exploration of Cabin Meadows to see many local plant species and their pollinators. This hands-on field trip will feature presentations by local entomologists and pollinator experts. Field trip will occur at Cabin Meadows at Scott Valley. To carpool meet at 9:00 am at the Salmon Scott River Ranger District Office at 11263 North Hwy 3, Fort Jones, CA. For more information call 530-841-4425 or 530-468-1207. Fort Jones, CA 96097 For more information call
530-841-4425 or
530-468-1207
Plight of the Pollinators June 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm Join this informative presentation to learn about the state of bees and pollinators and what you can do to ensure a vibrant future. Questions and discussion will follow.

Randy Fox is a Santa Clara Master Gardener, secretary of the Gilroy Beekeepers, and a docent of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 www.monterey.org/library
(831) 646-5603
garibald@monterey.org
Arcadia EcoHome June 14-21, 2015 To celebrate the National Pollinator Week 2015, we at CIEDM have taken following actions for maintaining and spreading the presentation of the Arcadia EcoHome's yard as a pollinator garden:

1. Take the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
2. Register with the Pollinator Partnership my pollinator site on the S.H.A.R.E. Map
3. Register with as a Bee Friendly Farmer
4. Purchase a Bee Friendly Certified Metal Sign to post at the Arcadia EcoHome's yard
5. Maintain & enhance its features as a WWF's Certified Wildlife Habitat, PAN's Honey Bee Haven, and MAG's Certified Pollinator Garden.
8th Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006, USA Edward Huang, PhD, AICP, LEED AP, CGBP, CGREP
ciedmeco@gmail.com
San Diego County Fair: Bee Part of The Pollination Nation June 6 - July 5, Daily 11AM-6PM Come see the Native Plant Pollinator Garden at the San Diego County Fair. It is located at the "Farm" Section of the Fair in the infield. Butterfly Farms (http://butterflyfarms.org) has partnered with several organizations to design and create a permanent and expandable pollinator garden and Monarch Waystation using California native plants. The goal of the garden is to demonstrate that a native, water wise landscape can be colorful, interesting and help reclaim and conserve our local habitat for everyone’s benefit. There is an exhibit with the garden highlighting the role and importance of pollinators. There are live exhibits of both Monarchs and Bees. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California, 92014 See the section, "The Farm at Family Funville"

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Hallber Butterfly Gardens Open Gardens Day June 28, 2015 Hallberg Butterfly Gardens is a 501 c 3 corporation formed to educate the public about butterflies and preserve habitat. Come celebrate our 18h annual Open Gardens Day with us! Learn about the butterfly life cycle, wildlife gardening, habitat preservation, and West County’s rich agricultural heritage. There will be docents to assist with butterfly and bird sightings; informational displays, self-guided tours; children’s activities; plant, book, and stationary sales. Limited wheelchair access. 8687 Oak Grove Road, Sebastopol, California, 95472 USA Email
Louise Hallberg at 707-823-3420
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Colorado
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Bee Benefit Event: Masters of the Shakuhachi in Concert
June 17, 2015, 7:00PM BEE BENEFIT CONCERT!
An enchanting evening of modern and classical music for the Japanese bamboo flute with four internationally-acclaimed masters—Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and Kaoru Kakizakai (Tokyo),Y?d? Kurahashi (Kyoto) and David Kansuke Wheeler (Boulder).
This concert features the World Premier of a specially commissioned honeybee-themed quartet for shakuhachi, "Hachi no Sugomori (Nesting Bees)," composed by Marty Regan.

Celebrating Boulder becoming a “bee safe city” on May 5, 2015, this concert is a benefit for the local non-profit Bee Safe Boulder. All donations and a portion of the proceeds of this concert will help get pollinator-killing pesticides out of our environment.
Admission $20 / $15 Students and Seniors
Contact 720-545-5595 for tickets and information.
Kelly's Barn, 1360 Sumac Ave., Boulder, CO 80304 USA Facebook
Bee Safe David Wheeler, Phone Number 720-545-5595
www.beesafeboulder.com
Bee Benefit Event: Masters of the Shakuhachi in Concert June 17, 2015, 7:00PM BEE BENEFIT CONCERT!
An enchanting evening of modern and classical music for the Japanese bamboo flute with four internationally-acclaimed masters—Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and Kaoru Kakizakai (Tokyo),Y?d? Kurahashi (Kyoto) and David Kansuke Wheeler (Boulder).
This concert features the World Premier of a specially commissioned honeybee-themed quartet for shakuhachi, "Hachi no Sugomori (Nesting Bees)," composed by Marty Regan.

Celebrating Boulder becoming a “bee safe city” on May 5, 2015, this concert is a benefit for the local non-profit Bee Safe Boulder. All donations and a portion of the proceeds of this concert will help get pollinator-killing pesticides out of our environment.
Admission $20 / $15 Students and Seniors
Contact 720-545-5595 for tickets and information.
Kelly's Barn, 1360 Sumac Ave., Boulder, CO 80304 USA Facebook
Bee Safe David Wheeler, Phone Number 720-545-5595
www.beesafeboulder.com

 

 

Connecticut
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Sowing the seeds of LOVE
June 12-14
Sowing wildflower seeds and zinnia seeds to continue a beautification program at a local Dog Park in Shelton CT
Shelton, CT 06484 USA Allison Menendez
akmenendez@snet.net

 

 

Florida
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Butterfly ID Walk
6/20/15, 9:30am
Join our naturalist for a walk in the Butterfly Habitat and learn how to identify some of our native butterflies at Camp Bayou. We'll be on the look-out for other pollinators while we walk. Starts at 9:30 am
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Check the calendar at http://campbayou.org
Plants for Pollinators Saturday June 20th 9-12 noon Free information about butterflies, especially the Monarchs. Plants for sale.
Scout for caterpillars and eggs. Watch for Monarch butterflies along with Gulf Fritillaries and several Swallowtails.
4157 Ortega Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210, USA Leslie 904-388-9851
lespierpont@mac.com
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Celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 15 - 21, 2015! 6/15/15 7 pm The Broward Lotus Sangha Invites you to Celebrate
National Pollinator Week
June 15 - 21, 2015
http://www.meetup.com/LotusSangha/events/222466837/

Insects such as bees, butterflies, moths and beetles, as well as birds, bats and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food we eat. Unfortunately scientific evidence points to the fact that many pollinators are in trouble. Some species have seen a 90% decline in their populations over the last decade. In the United States alone, bees have declined from 4.5 million in 1945, to about 2 million. Without the actions of pollinators our food supply, agricultural economies, and surrounding landscapes would collapse. The celebration of Pollinator Week started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated National Pollinator Week in Resolution 580 to educate the public and help bring attention to the plight of pollinators worldwide.

The good news is that we can help make a difference by taking some simple steps.

Are you providing good habitat for pollinators in your home (balcony, window box, or yard)? Below are some simple things you can do at home to encourage pollinator diversity and abundance:

HOW WE CAN HELP:

• Plant a Pollinator Garden

• Build a Bee Block

• Avoid or Limit Pesticide Use

• Plant Native Larval Host Plants and the Butterflies They Attract

• Certify Your Garden! Yard Certification Programs

• Learn more about pollinators by visiting these interactive links: The Broward County Butterfly Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), The Xerces Society, Fish & Wildlife Pollinators Page

• Watch Dr. Marla Spivak's TED talk, explaining the role of bees in our ecosystem and food supply, the dramatic drop in bee populations and what we can do to help bees and other pollinators: “We need to behave more like a bee society, where each of our small actions can contribute to a grand solution,” says Spivak. “Let planting (pesticide free) flowers be the driver of large-scale change.”

• Download a variety of resources about pollinators and what you can do to help pollinators at The Pollinator Partnership

• Learn how to help the Monarch Butterflies that live right here in South Florida

• Take Action: Let's campaign to have a wide variety of flowers planted in community gardens and on roadsides, and to have flower borders planted around schools, housing developments, malls, and farms.

Peace is every step we take on this beautiful Earth

www.BrowardLotusSangha.org
9948 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 Event

www.BrowardLotusSangha.org
Native Plants and Pollinators Program- Celebrate Pollinator's Week with us! Sat, June 20, 2015 from 10am-2pm Bring out the family and celebrate Pollinator’s Week with us at Tomoka State Park on Saturday, June 20th from 10am-2pm. We’ll have experts on hand from Fl Wildflower Foundation, Fl Native Plant Society-Paw Paw chapter, Volusia County Beekeepers Association and the Halifax River Audubon Society to answer questions, offer native plant and pollinator information and a 10:30AM Native Plant hike. Check out a Butterfly and Pollination presentation and learn more about what you can do to help pollinators thrive in our environment. Kids activities will include making seed balls, cloth seed bags, coloring sheets, puzzles and much more! All activities will be held in our recreation hall facility and the program is included in the regular park entrance fees. 2099 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, USA Call 386-676-4050 for park entrance fee prices or go online to the website.

 

Georgia
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UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant EcoScapes National Pollinator Week Event
Thursday, June 18, 9 am to noon
Celebrate "National Pollinator Week" with the UGA Marine Extension and GA Sea Grant at their upcoming coastal Georgia event.

The university's EcoScapes Sustainable Landscaping Program and partners will host a free educational experience at the UGA Brunswick station and native plant demonstration garden from 9 am to noon on Thursday, June 18. The celebration will include tours of the pollinator habitat garden and other native plant themed gardens. In addition, EcoScapes will provide an 11 am presentation about pollinator protection and native plant pollinator-friendly landscaping practices as part of the local event's buzzing agenda.

Come and learn more about the diversity of pollinators (including bees, birds, butterflies, beetles, bats, and other animals) and what we can do to protect them. Take part in the children's events, beekeeping equipment demonstration, taste honey and honey mint tea, and observe a honey hive. Partners include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Glynn County Farm Bureau's Beekeeper's Committee, and Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful.
715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA 31525, USA
Contact:

Keren Giovengo
Program Manager, EcoScapes Program
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
giovengo@uga.edu
(912) 280-1586
Directions: Marine Extension-Brunswick

 

Hawaii
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Pollinator Party at the Honolulu Zoo
6/20/2015 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
In Hawaii, the event has been commemorated by the signing of a proclamation in Recognition of Pollinator Week by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor (see attached 2012 first signing). This year, Ms. Danielle Downey, head of the Hawaii State Apiary Program has already requested for the Governor to confirm the proclamation in June 2015.

This important week is celebrated nationally by non-profit and educational organizations with family-friendly activities and events designed to raise the awareness of the general public about the importance of our pollinators.

We will be setting up an educational booth at the Honolulu Zoo on Saturday June 20, 2015 to commemorate Pollinator Week 2015. The booth will provide information about pollinators, including native bees and birds, urban bees, flies, and butterflies that visit local gardens and help pollinate our crops. In the booth we will have short videos running, provide hands on activities (some observational, some games), display cases and beekeeping equipment for people to observe how honey is extracted. These activities will invite zoo visitors to learn about the importance of pollinators and what they can do to help with pollinator conservation.

Our team will include: The UH Honeybee Project team (based at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at UH Manoa). The team, led by Danielle Downey, of the State Apiary Program (Hawaii Department of Agriculture), Dr. Jason Graham, a researcher working on native bees (UH and DLNR), Dr. William Haines, a researcher at UH Manoa working with the conservation of the Kamehameha butterfly.
151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

For more details visit
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or email Jason at jgraham3154@gmail.com

Celebrate Hawaii's Pollinators 9am-4:30pm There will be an educational booth at the Honolulu Zoo (in the Keiki Zoo area) on Saturday June 20, 2015 to commemorate Pollinator Week 2015. The booth will provide information about pollinators, including native bees and birds, urban bees, flies, and butterflies that visit local gardens and help pollinate our crops. In the booth we will have short videos running, provide hands on activities (some observational, some games), display cases and beekeeping equipment for people to observe how honey is extracted. These activities will invite zoo visitors to learn about the importance of pollinators and what they can do to help with pollinator conservation.
Our team will include: The UH Honeybee Project team (led by Ethel Villalobos, based at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at UH Manoa). The State Apiary Program (Hawaii Department of Agriculture) led by Danielle Downey, Dr. Jason Graham, a researcher working on native bees (UH and DLNR), and Dr. William Haines, a researcher at UH Manoa working with the conservation of the Kamehameha butterfly.
Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave Honolulu, HI 96816 Contacts:

emv@hawaii.edu
jgraham3154@gmail.com

 

 

Illinois
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Buzzing About the Prairie
June 17, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is pleased to present one of our popular "Midewin for Kids" events for the 4th year.

It’s National Pollinator Week, so please join us to discover why birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects are so important to all gardens, not just the prairie! Capture some pollinators as we use sweep nets, look at them through magnified containers and
release them before helping to plant a pollinator garden. You can transfer your new-found knowledge and skills to your own garden!
30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, Illinois 60481 USA
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Main Number:
815-423-6370
Website: www.fs.usda.gov/midewin


Pollination Celebration June 20, 2015 1:00 pm All programs will be held at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center
located at 7071 Riverview Rd, Thomson, IL.

Schedule of the Day

1:00 p.m. Strange bee-havior: A look at how agricultural chemicals can affect native bee populations.
Dr. Edwin Burgess—Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
Come and learn about possible culprits for the decline in both native and reared bee populations. Recent studies suggest that combinations of fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, and pathogen exposure may better explain the dramatic declines in these important members of the ecosystem.

2:00 p.m. Butterflies in Your Backyard - Kathleen Ziemer, Butterfliz of Iowa—Des Moines, IA
What are butterflies? What do they eat? Where do they go with it rains? An introduction to butterflies and their life cycle using pass around specimens of eggs, chrysalis and naturally-expired butterflies. This presentation has up-to-the-minute scientific studies currently underway to find out more about these amazing creatures; as well as many facts and stories about butterflies and what you can expect to find in your backyard. Includes LIVE butterflies!

3:00 p.m. Attracting Pollinators to the Home Garden - Elisa Rideout—Morrison, IL
A flower bed, patio or porch can become a sanctuary for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Find out what plants provide nectar, pollen and even food for larvae. No matter what style you like to garden you can provide habitat for our pollinators.

4:00 p.m. Prairie Landscaping for Both Beauty and Benefit
Ryan Welch - Environmental Science Instructor Clinton Community College—Clinton, IA

Think “Native” when planning your landscaping?  Native prairie plants can attract many of our pollinators such as butterflies and a diversity of birds.  Come and learn what you can do and what you should not do when planting natives in your yard.  Where can you purchase seeds and what to plant?  Did you know: The Tallgrass Prairie once covered 80% of present day Iowa, all we have left is .1%.  

8:00 p.m. Pollinators, the Night Shift— Kathleen Ziemer, Butterfliz of Iowa—Des Moines, IA
Grab your flashlight and travel into the night and see various species of night fliers that are active. We will meet at the Spring Lake Parking Lot which is located just off Hwy 84, 2 miles south of Savanna.
In case of rain we will meet at the Center.
7071 Riverview Rd, Thomson, IL 61285 Pam Steinhaus
pam_steinhaus@fws.gov
815-273-2732 ext. 116
Plant a Pollinator Pocket! June 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm Join the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners in Ford-Iroquois Counties as they kick off National Pollinator Week 2015 with their Community Education Summer Series featuring programs focused on pollinators. Sandy Mason, Extension Horticulture Educator, will show you how you can plant a “Pollinator Pocket” of host and nectar plants that will provide food and shelter for bees and butterflies. Moyer District Library, 618 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City, IL, 60936, USA For more information, contact:

Trent Hawker
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension, Unit 13
(815) 268-4051
tkhawke2@illinois.edu
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National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana June 14-21, 2015 National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana June 15-21, 2015

To keep updated on all of our events visit: our website: www.life.illinois.edu/entomology/pollinators our Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalPollinatorWeekCU

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public!

Saturday June 6, 13, and 20
Market at the Square in Urbana
7:00 AM-12:00 PM Visit our booth at the Urbana Farmer's Market to learn about the status of pollinators in North America and how you can help.

June 15-21
Pollinator Food Guides at Common Ground Food Co-op
All during National Pollinator Week, Common Ground Food Co-op will have guides all around the store indicating which of the items need pollination to exist!
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Sunday, June 14
Pollination Fascination lecture series: Alex Harmon-Threatt presents “Wild bees in wild places: Tales from prairies, glades and beyond”
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Dr. Alex Harmon-Threatt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois. Her lab has broad interests in understanding the patterns and processes that govern plant-pollinator interactions for conservation and she will be talking about some of the fascination species she studies and the places they inhabit.

Wednesday, June 17
The Pollinator Round at Trivia Night at Pizza M
7:00PM-9:00PM Test your knowledge of pollinators in a pollinator-themed round of trivia at Trivia Night at Pizza M!

Saturday, June 20
Champaign County Master Gardeners Garden Walk 2015
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
2:00-3:30 PM
The Pollinatarium will be a part of the Garden Walk tour! Stop by to see our restored native prairie, our children’s garden, and the display we have in our museum. Visit their website to get info on purchasing tickets.

Sunday, June 21
BeeSpotter BeeBlitz
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
all day
Join us at the Pollinatarium to celebrate the end of another National Pollinator Week. We will venture out into the fields surrounding the Pollinatarium and photograph bees, then upload the photos to BeeSpotter. We encourage you to bring your camera or smartphone, though we will have cameras available for those who need one. We will also have computers available so you can upload your spottings immediately.
Nature lovers and concerned citizens in Illinois, Missouri, and the Greater Cincinnati Area are invited to get outside, snap pictures of bees and upload their findings to BeeSpotter. For more information or find and event near you, visit the BeeBlitz webpage.

Sunday, June 21
Nurturing Native Bees Workshop
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor
2:00-3:00 PM
Join us for a free workshop on how to identify the bees living in your own backyard and how you can help them by providing nesting habitat for them. Participants will make and receive their own native bee house. Supplies are limited, so if you can, bring your own plastic, metal, or glass cylinder (tennis ball can, coffee can, etc.) and we'll provide the bamboo shoots you'll need to give those bees a save and loving home! We'll also show you how to make a native bee house out of wood.
Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801 website
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Indiana
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Pollinator Awareness Day at Brown County State Park
June 20, 10:00am-4:00pm
A full schedule of guided walks, talks, and activities with an emphasis on native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and their relationship to native plants.
1801 S.R. 46 E., Nashvile, IN, 47448
Brown Count State Park Nature Center,
812-988-5240
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Milkweed and Monarch Food-Plant Sale Saturday, June 13, 8:30-12:30 The Owen County Garden Club will set up a booth at the Owen County Farmers' Market selling young milkweed plants as well as other native plants that serve as food sources for monarch butterflies. Spencer, IN 47460 Website
Purdue Summer Field Day June 20, 2015 8AM - 4PM What a better way to finish off the nationally and state recognized Pollinator Week than to spend it at the internationally renowned Purdue University Bee Lab?

Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given, from the Purdue Bee Lab, have invited all Indiana Beekeepers to their apiary for a Field Day. Yes, out of state beekeepers are welcome too. We've planned lots of hands-on, get in the hive, get excited workshops and sessions. Learn about diseases, mites, different types of equipment, the proper way to do hive-inspections, and so much more. It's also an opportunity to meet others who share your beekeeping passion.

So bee sure to bring your protective wear, a healthy appetite and a good sense of humor. We expect a full house and encourage everyone to pre-register. The cost is $25 per person and $40 per family. This includes lunch.
2255 SR 26, West Lafayette IN 47906 Website
Pollinator Week at Bitner Vineyards June 19-21 Noon to 5 pm Tour the the bee friendly plants surrounding our vineyards and tasting Room. Dr. Ron Bitner who has worked with native bees for more than 40 years will discuss bees and what the home gardener can do to help our pollinators 16645 Plum Road  
Pollinator Workshop June 15, 2015 KSB will host a 4-H group at the James Cole Outdoor Education Center to tour the facility and discuss the active role pollinators play in our lives and environment. The children will be making bee houses out of bamboo sticks for the center. Stockwell, IN 47983 krisksb@gmail.com

 

Iowa
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Art & Nature Beeswax Painting Class
June 24, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Come and explore YOUR “creative nature” at the nature center. BEES! Honeybees are one of the hardest working animals around. We will take a look at these amazing pollinators and then do an encaustic Beeswax Painting all in celebration of National Pollinator week! Participants are encouraged to come with a friend or a group. Utilize this class and sign up with your grandchildren, best friend or cousins. Appropriate age range for this class is children 9 and older (accompanied with an adult) to adults. Nature takes all forms and everyone has the ability to interpret what they see around them!

Fee: $20/person, limited to 16 people, call to register...(712)336-6352

2279 170th street, Okoboji, IA 51355
Please contact Karess Knudtson, Environmental Education Coordinator at (712)336-6352, or email. For more information go to the website here.
First Annual PollinatorFest! Saturday, June 20, 10am-3pm Celebrate Iowa's Pollinators at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge!

Join us for a family-friendly and fun-filled day of celebrating Iowa’s pollinators! Keep the kids busy this summer with crafts, activities, bug hunts, hikes, and children’s story time! Visitors can also view pollinator specimens & native plants, enjoy guided butterfly walks, and listen in on informative talks from local garden and pollinator experts. Participants may also take home starter packs of native seeds!
9981 Pacific Street, Prairie City, Iowa 50228 United States Become our friend on Facebook and enjoy beautiful photos and up to date information!
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Annual Butterfly Count July 12 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge needs your help with its Annual Butterfly Count! The types and amount of butterflies identified will be recorded and used to help track butterfly populations on the Refuge. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to participate.
Pre-registration required, call 515-994-3400 or email Brianna at brianna_patrick@fws.gov
9981 Pacific Street Prairie City, IA 50228 Direct any questions to Brianna Patrick at brianna_patrick@fws.gov
or 515-994-3400.
Pollinator Fest at Reiman Gardens 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators present to make sure this day is educational and also plenty of fun! Collaborators include: the Iowa State University Pollinator Working Group, the ISU Insect Zoo, the ISU Entomology Graduate Student Organization, and the ISU Graduates in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology.

Activities include:

– Observe a live honey bee hive and live paper wasps and their rainbow colored nests.

– Lean about the biology of honey bees and paper wasps.

– Watch a beekeeping equipment demonstration.

– Experience the ISU Insect Zoo.

– Participate in an activity to catch your own pollinator as well as pollinator related crafts.

– Learn about Blank Park Zoo and Reiman Gardens’ new pollinator initiative, Plant.Grow.Fly.

– Find out more about monarch butterflies.

– Discover how native prairie plants help pollinators.

– Get your questions answered about integrated pest management and other insect issues with the Insect Diagnostic Clinic.

There are also two additional more in-depth programs that require both prepayment and preregistration.

Make a Butterfly Garden in a Pot from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Folks from Reiman Gardens and the Blank Park Zoo have partnered on a new conservation initiative, Plant.Grow.Fly., to help protect our native pollinators! No effort is too small and each and every one of us can do our part to help pollinators thrive just by planting butterfly gardens in our yards! Join Butterfly Wing Assistant Anita Westphal for a hands-on workshop to create your very own official butterfly container garden and register it on the Plant.Grow.Fly. website!

More than Flowers: Providing Nesting Habitats for Wild Bees from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Pollinating insects can provide us with great value, but to receive this benefit, we have to provide them with habitat. In addition to providing nectar and pollen from flowers, many bees require nesting habitat. Join Iowa State University Associate Professor of Entomology Matt O’Neal for this workshop discussing the nesting habitat of wild bees and how this habitat can be provided in Iowa. Participation will include construction of a nest for stem-nesting bees.
1407 University Blvd. - Ames, IA 50011 - USA Reiman Gardens

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515-294-2710

reimangardens@iastate.edu

 

Kansas
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Wonders of Discucover June 19, 2015 at 10am to 2pm The Pollinator Prairie will host a family-friendly event at The Pollinator Prairie in Olathe in conjunction with National Pollinator Week. People of all ages are invited to learn about pollinator species with activities including:
• Honeybee demonstrations by Ron Post, The Beekeeper
• Birds of Prey exhibit by Operation Wildlife
• Caterpillar and butterfly exhibit by Monarch Watch
• Hands-on kids activities hosted by the K-State Extension Master Gardeners Wildlife Committee

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: JUNE 19, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: THE POLLINATOR PRAIRIE
320 S. Blake Street
Olathe, Kansas 66061
DIRECTIONS: FROM KANSAS CITY:
1. Take I-35 South
2. Take exit 218 toward Santa Fe
3. Merge onto E. Santa Fe St.
4. Turn left on N. Blake St.
Olathe, KS Website

 

Louisiana
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Celebrate National Pollinator Week at Black Bayou
6/20/15 10:00-1:00
Come and join the ranger and our butterfly lady, Ms. Miriam for activities to celebrate pollinators. Learn about butterflies and see some caterpillars and check out our pollinator garden. Play pollinator trivia for a chance to win this year's poster. Make a hummingbird or butterfly feeder. Enjoy snacks provided by pollinators.
Black Bayou Lake NWR, 480 Richland Place, Monroe, LA 71203 USA 318-387-1114
Nova_Clarke@fws.gov
Options Garden Center Pollinator Plant Sale June 15-19, 8a-3p central In honor of National Pollinator Week, The Options Garden Center is having a pollinator plant sale, with 2 for 1 4" southern perennials, $2.00 1 gallon Salvia, Gaura, Coreopsis, Anise Hyssop, Texas Star Hibiscus, and a blow out sale on hanging baskets that attract and support bees butterflies and hummingbird sale. We encourage all people interested in pollinators to help support
Options and our native pollinators by purchasing some of these great plants for their home gardens. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available to help you make appropriate choices for gardening success.
19362 West Shelton Road, Hammond, LA 70422, USA Check out our website at www.options4u.org or on facebook. For further information please call Louisa Landwehr at 985-345-6269 x 129.

Options Garden Center is a proud participant in Project Monarch with Linda Auld, the New Orleans Bug Lady!

 

 

Maine
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Underground Beekeeping
June 17-23, 11 am to 4 pm
June 17-23, tours of geothermally protected underground honey bee hives. Simple structures leading to the surface were developed to be student and beekeeper-accessible, and are resistant to bears, skunks, and the coldest of northern winters. Learn how we compare geothermal hives to traditional surface hives to study the effects of damp or drought conditions associated with climate changes.
24 Gendreau Road
Honey Bee Research Institute and Nature Center, Inc.
24 Gendreau Road
Saint David, Maine 04773
www.brinc.org

 

Maryland
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Adopt a Pollinator! Begins June 15, 2015 Adopt a Pollinator or a Pollinator Package from our campaign this week and have your kit delivered by July 1, 2015! See Facebook for more details!
20772 See on Facebook for more details!

Website will be listed on facebook by Monday June 15, 2015
Butterfly Garden Tours daily, 6:00 pm Learn all about butterflies, their host plants, and other common pollinators that are in our area.

Experts will be on site to answer questions and provide resources to help you invite pollinators into your yard.
5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD 20711 Visit www.jugbay.org for directions and more information about our park.

 

 

Michigan
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Bee Palooza
June 7, 2015 - 1-4
Michigan State University will host its fourth annual Bee Palooza! Bees will be the focus of a full day of free family fun, with food, face painting, demos, and bee education. Visitors will have a chance to view honey bees, hold bumble bees, and see many demonstrations with the hives. A Michigan Bees station introduces visitors to all the bees they are likely to encounter in MI, and wild bee conservation & bee hotels area will include gardening tips, pesticide safety, and how to build bee hotels. Visitors will see how easy it is to help bees by planting more flowers and by using less pesticides in the garden. And then for fun, they can build a bee hotel to bring some of the solitary species in close for observation. Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens, East Lansing, MI
Raising Pollinator Awareness Saturday June 20, 2015 Learn about Pollinators and their fascinating habitats at the Bee Pontiac activity area of the 2015 Pontiac Public Library Summer Reading Kick-off Festival! On display will be a glass hive and beekeeping tools. A gardening station where the children can plant a complimentary flower to take home as a reminder to provide for pollinators will also be available! Bee-autiful coloring pages and word puzzles featuring bumblebees, butterflies and hummingbirds will be on hand as well ~ Come join the fun! Pontiac Public Library 60 E Pike St, Pontiac, MI 48342 www.pontiac.lib.mi.us/


Minnesota
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Beekeeping Beyond the Basics Class
Saturday, June 20 9am-2pm
JoAnne Sabin, beekeeper and a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association (MHBA) will be back to cover more in depth topics for beekeepers who know the basics. Learn more about bee behavior, hive management, equipment, bee health, and swarms. Bring those pesky questions that come up when you actually have bees. Participants will receive handouts of all topics covered including a list of resources, and will be able to see beekeeping equipment, and catalogs.
The class fee is $35 for River Market Co-op owners and $40 for non-owners.
Call 651-439-0366 to register.
221 n. main st., stillwater, mn 55082 education@rivermarket.coop

 

Nebraska
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Bee Blitz - University of Nebraska-Lincoln June 20th, 2015 1-3PM UNL Department of Entomology BEE Blitz. Lincoln, Nebraska

Come and join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology’s Bumble Boosters team to survey bees on UNL’s East Campus. The team will collect and photograph bees and other pollinators around campus. Join the team and participate in this effort. Bring a camera, comfortable shoes, and some sunscreen.

When: Saturday June 20th, 2015 from 1PM to 3PM. Meet on the West Side of UNL’s Entomology Hall at 1PM. The team will leave on a campus walking tour at 1PM sharp.

Weather: This event may be rescheduled if there is threat of rain or severe weather. Check the Bumble Boosters Facebook page for cancellation information.
Entomology Hall East Campus, Lincoln, NE 68583-0816 USA Bumble Boosters Facebook Page
Nebraska Panhandle Beeblitz June 20, 2015, 1 PM Come and join a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology Bumble Boosters team member in surveying bees as part of the Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area Bioblitz. The team member will collect and photograph bees and other pollinators around the Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area. Join the bioblitz and participate in this effort! Bring a camera, comfortable shoes, and some sunscreen. Download the iNaturalist app to add your observations to the 2015 Nebraska Pollinator Week project.

When: Saturday June 20th, 2015 from 1 PM to 2 PM (Mountain time).

Weather: This event may be rescheduled if there is threat of rain or severe weather. Check the Bumble Boosters Facebook page for updates.
Oliver State Recreation Area, Kimball, NE 69145 For Bioblitz information, directions, agenda and registration, visit here.

For information about the Beeblitz on Saturday.

To join the 2015 Nebraska Pollinator Week Bioblitz on iNaturalist, visit here. Don't forget to download the app!

Questions? Contact Bumble Boosters at bumbleboosters@unl.edu.

 

 

Nevada
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Pollinator Fair! Saturday June 13th 12-4pm
Have you heard the buzz about National Pollinator Week? It starts June 15th-22nd and is designated as a week to celebrate, spread awareness and support our native pollinators. To kick off the week, Urban Roots will host a Pollinator Fair! Children and adults are invited to the farm for unBEElievably fun folk art activities including mead and soda brewing, lip balm and candle making and info sessions about native pollinators, basic beekeeping and the life cycle of a bee. We’ll also have a swarm of local organizations and beekeepers with crafts for sale and honey for tasting! Pollinators include more than just the well known honeybee. Birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and bees are all vital to our ecosystem on the farm and to agriculture in general. Without our pollinators, the delicate blossom will not mature into a juicy peach, pear or blackberry and make its way to our plate. Join us in celebrating our pollinators and their role in our food system. This event is free and open to the public! Sample honey drinks and take home your own beeswax candles and lip balm for a $5 suggested donation. Visit our website urgc.org to learn more about how Urban Roots builds healthy minds, bodies and communities in Northern Nevada and our Facebook (Urban Roots Garden Classrooms) to RSVP for the event!
Urban Roots 3001 W. 4th St. Reno, NV 89523 USA Kelsey Hoffman, kelsey@urgc.org, www.urgc.org, 775.636.5105
The Biggest Little Pollinator Garden 6/17/15 10am=1pm A pollinator celebration at the south end of the UNR Campus, right outside the Natural History Museum on our brand new pollinator garden, installed with the help of the great folks at the Nevada office for the Fish & Wildlife Service. There will be garden tours, native bee and butterfly specimens, a caterpillar and beetle petting zoo, poster and plant giveaways, native bee house making, and more. Free to the public! UNR Natural History Museum, University of Nevada, Reno Check out www.nevadabugs.org, or contact Sarah Kulpa at sarah_kulpa@fws.org, Anne Leonard at anneleonard@unr.edu, or Cynthia Scholl at cynthia@nevadabugs.org


New Hampshire
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Pollinator Appreciation Day
June 17, 2015 1-3pm
The Bee Lab at the University of New Hampshire is hosting a Pollinator Appreciation Day at Woodman Farm in Durham, NH. This event is open to the public and we will share information on native bees, native flowers, best practises for gardeners, farmers and backyard enthusiasts. Come tour the Agricultural Experiment Station Farm to learn more about native bees and what you can do to help.
70 Spinney Lane, Durham, NH 03824 USA For more information please contact Dr. Sandra Rehan at sandra.rehan@unh.edu and please visit our website

 

New Jersey
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Evening Bat Walk
6/20/2015 9PM
This is one of a series of Nature events taking place at our Ernest L. Oros Wildlife Preserve and will be guided by ecologists from Rutgers University. Learn all about how these misunderstood animals play an extremely important role in our lives with their voracious appetite for insects. We will demonstrate how acoustic monitoring devies are used to record and visualize bat calls, which are usually undetectable to our ears and we'll teach you about how and why you should be thankful for these amazing creatures.
Omar Ave., Woodbridge NJ, 07095 Middlesex County Contact Rich Oros at wrwrich@gmail.com
Our Website

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New Mexico
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Pollinator Celebration
6/20/15 10 am - 2 pm
The ABQ Botanic Garden will be hosting a Pollinator Celebration that includes Discovery Stations, Crafts and more. Learn about what is a pollinator, why they are important to the food we eat, play pollinator bingo, and visit the Butterfly Pavilion. All festivities are included with the price of admission.
2601 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87104 Website
Pollinator Day at Bosque del Apache 06/20/2015 8:00 - 4:00 Free Events Free Posters Free Toy Binoculars
Pollinator Garden Stroll 8:00 - 9:00
Wander our gardens while volunteers plant pollinator friendly plants and answer your questions. Flowers are in bloom!

Hummingbird Watching 9:00 - 11:00
Naturalists will guide your observation of hummingbirds,
binoculars provided. Stay for a few minutes or marvel for hours.

Wildlife Crafts for Kids drop-in 9:30 - 11:30 & 1:00 - 3:00
Stay for a few minutes or a few hours and craft pollinator themed
masterpieces in air-conditioned comfort.

Movie showing all day - First Flight A Mother Hummingbird's Story

Special sales in the Nature Store for Pollinator Themed Items.
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio, NM 87832 For more information:

575 835-1828 ext.0
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Wildflower & Pollinator Walks June 20th, two hikes: 12:30 PM and 4:30PM Do you know what is blooming right now at the Valles Caldera National Preserve? Do you know why flowers exists? Come explore the amazing world of plant and animal interactions! Learn why pollinators are important and what you can do at home to help them. Two interpretive hikes (12:30 PM and 4:30 PM) are scheduled, first come, first serve! Highway 4 in the Jemez Mountais between Los Alamos and Jemez Springs, NM 87025 USA
Check our website:
www.vallescaldera.gov

Questions:
cblumberg@vallescaldera.gov

 

 

New York
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Children's Pollinator Garden at Owl's Head Park inauguration!
Saturday June 13th 10:30am
Families are welcome to come out to celebrate the creation of a children's garden and pollinator hotel at Owl's Head Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
67th Street and Colonial Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209 USA Facebook page
Pollinator Celebration June 15-June 22nd We will be celebrating pollinators all week at The Plantsmen Nursery with sales on select pollinator plants, seeds, books, posters as well as hosting garden tours with a pollinator focus on the weekend. See our website for more details. The Plantsmen Nursery, 482 Peruville Rd., Groton, NY 13073 http://www.plantsmen.com
email: info@plantsmen.com
DEC and OPRHP Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center at Thacher State Park Pollinator Event Tuesday, June 16, at 1 p.m. On Tuesday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center at Thacher State Park in the Capital Region, New York Office of State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources Tom Alworth and New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Assistant Commissioner Kathy Moser will speak about the state’s efforts and importance of protecting and preserving pollinators. Students from Berne Knox Westerlo will be on hand to hear the comments and view an active honey bee exhibit on a trail outside the nature center. Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville, NY 12186
Family Fun After School: Get the Buzz on Bees, Bats and Beetles Tuesday, June 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar & Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center in Depew
Children in grades K through 5 explore why pollinators such as bees, butterflies, bats and beetles are important to the environment and we will look for them as we travel along the trail.
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Rd, Delmar, NY 12054 Website
Family Fun After School: Get the Buzz on Bees, Bats and Beetles Tuesday, June 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center in Depew
Children in grades K through 5 explore why pollinators such as bees, butterflies, bats and beetles are important to the environment and we will look for them as we travel along the trail.
Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center in Depew, 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043 Website
Park Pollinators Pursuit Tuesday, June 16, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Pollinator Week with us! We will learn about the importance of pollinator species and search for some of the ones found in Saratoga Spa State Park. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call 518-584-2000 ext. 150 to register 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Please call 518-584-2000 ext. 150 to register. - See more here.
Wildlife Wednesday Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3 p.m. Join us at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve on a pollinator scavenger hunt during New York State Pollinator Week. Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve , 83 Nielsen Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309 (718) 967-1976
Pollination Celebration Saturday, June 20, 2015, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

Celebrate pollinator week with us by playing games, learning about native pollinators, and on a pollinator scavenger hunt hike.
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, 83 Nielsen Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309 (718) 967-1976
Indoor Ed-Ventures-Butterfly Beauties Sunday, June 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m. @ Letchworth State Park

Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos. This is an excellent primer for the Butterfly Walk on July 5th. These programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparison of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. All workshops meet in the Conference Room in the Visitor Center and Regional Administration Building located in Letchworth State Park.
Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427 (585) 493-3600
Planting for Pollinators June 20, 2015 10:00 - 11:00 am Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial! will present a workshop on native planting for pollinators at The Nature Conservancy in East Hampton, New York. Hosted by the Garden Club of East Hampton. East Hampton, New York, 11937 USA Website

 

North Carolina
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Roundtable: We are ALL Keepers of Bees June 13th, 2015 1:30-7pm EST
Living Web Farms hosts a roundtable discussion featuring diverse voices in the pollinator conservation community. The intent is to sort information, vet information, and bring intricate, difficult questions to the table in an attempt to see the bigger picture affecting pollinators, beekeepers, conservationists, and everyday citizens. Live listening audience can register online at http://www.livingwebfarms.org/roundtable-keeper-of-the-bees/4587261116 or join in the webinar, broadcasting live throughout the event.
Living Web Farms 176 Kimzey Road, Mills River NC 28759 Website

For more information visit LivingWebFarms.org or call 828 891 4497
Carrborro Pollinator Day at the Carrboro Farmers Market June 13, 2015; 7am - noon. Stop by the market on June 13th and get a double bonus! You’ll find the normal bountiful harvest from all the market vendors, and in addition, some special treats to celebrate pollinators (all those amazing creatures that visit flowering plants and help them reproduce) and pollinator habitat. Pollination truly is responsible for the beauty and abundance of the plant world, and what better way to spend a Saturday morning than appreciating the people working in harmony with nature and the magical little beings and splendid flowers and fruits that feed us in so many ways. Carrboro became the 3rd Bee City USA town in the country last year, and this inaugural event is part of what will become an annual tradition. The gazebo at the market will host a demonstration honeybee hive, a native bee nest being built, and local folks working on behalf of pollinators. Take the “Pollinator Pledge”. Put your name in a hat for a drawing of pollinator-themed prizes. The event is being sponsored by the Carrboro Market along with the Carrboro Environmental Advisory Board, and is timed to coincide with National Pollinator Week. 301 West Main Street, Carrborro, NC

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BugFest South June 13, 2015 A free family festival celebrating the creepy, crawly creatures we love! This years theme is pollinators!

- Cheer on your best bug in our Roachingham 500
- Compete in the Arthropod Olympics
- Pollinator gardening, free seeds & milkweed
- Live critters from the Arthropod Zoo in Raleigh
- Bee Keeping Demo
- Funky bug crafts

Cafe Insecta
- Sample dishes prepared with insects by top local chefs from New Southern Kitchen and Byrdville Farm Market
- Entomophagy: The practice of eating insects
415 S. Madison St Website

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Franklin School of Innovation Pollinator Project & Monarch Waystation Planting June 9-10 and 15 Franklin School of Innovation students, faculty, and friends, in partnership with the NC Arboretum of Asheville, are planting a Monarch Waystation and seed-bombing over an acre of land for a pollinator pathway on our campus. Students will be using this outdoor learning station to support pollinators as well as to learn about diversity of life, seed dispersal, migration, habitats, climates,sustainability and environmental science. As an Expeditionary Learning School, FSI will establish observation stations on our campus for scientific data collection and analysis in on-going interdisciplinary projects which involve students in authentic scientific inquiry, applied math, research, art, poetry, music and humanities. The Franklin School of Innovation The Franklin School of Innovation
21 Innovation Drive
265 Sardis Rd. (GPS address)
Asheville, NC 28806

828-237-4860

See FSInnovations Blog for updates and details of this project.

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Ohio
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Pollinator Walk at the Bath Natue Preserve
June 14 2015
Join Pollination Biologist Randy Mitchell (University of Akron and UA Field Station) to learn and plants and pollinators of the Bath Nature Preserve . 1PM at BNP trailhead.
4240 Ira Road Akron Ohio
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Family Fun Fridays at Mill Creek Metroparks Fellows Riverside Gardens June 19 20015 11-1 pm Families are invited to spend Friday in the Family Garden learning all about Pollinators and Celebrating National Pollinator Week. We will have Greg Stanko, a local butterfly enthusiast, teach families all about butterflies. Children will learn about the life cycle of a caterpillar, create a butterfly to take home, hunt for caterpillars and then plant a pollinator plant to take home. Youngstown Ohio 44509 Mill Creek MetroParks
Fellows Riverside Gardens
123 McKinley Avenue
Youngstown Ohio
330-740-7116
Butterflies and Moths of North Americaand the World June 12- June 29th 10-5 Tuesdy- Sunday Come visit the 16 cases of Butterflies and Moths of both Northern American and the World at the Davis Center of Mill Creek Metroparks Fellows Riverside Gardens. Butterfly enthusiast Greg Stanko will share his knowledge of his butterfly collection on June 14th during a question and answer walk-about from11-2 pm. Cases will be on display till June 29th. 123 McKinley Ave Youngstown Ohio 44509 Mill Creek Metroparks
Fellows Riverside Gardens
123 McKinley Ave.
Youngstown Ohio 44509
If Not You Then Who June 1- July 1 In celebration of National Pollinator Week June 15-21 we are giving away FREE packets of Pollinator Mix all month long. Our Ohio Native Pollinator Mix contains 26 different varieties of Ohio native wildflowers and grasses. As an additional BONUS we are giving away an additional FREE packet of annual variety wildflowers for a boost of yearlong color!


Over 80% of our suburban and urban landscapes are planted with non-native plants. What does this mean to our native pollinators? Native pollinators and native plants have co-evolved over thousands of years and therefor depend on one another. In our urban/suburban landscapes it's as if the landscapes are barren in the eyes of the native pollinator. There are few if any native host plants on which to lay their eggs or for their caterpillars to feed on. When non-native plants replace natives such as we are seeing in suburbia, then the entire food web is disrupted by the loss of specialized plant eating insects such as pollinators and studies have shown that our native pollinators are in serious decline. Since pollinators are responsible for pollinating 75% of the world's flowering plants we know that makes them just as important as sunlight, soil and water. Turpin Farms along with The Sunflower Farm are urging you to help save the pollinators by planting pollinator habitats composed of native wildflowers and native grasses. Because after all...


IF NOT YOU THEN WHO?!


You can help end pollinator food deserts by planting our custom pollinator mix which is composed of 26 Ohio Native Perennial Wildflowers and grasses that provide both food and protection for our native pollinators. The mix is 95% live seed with an average 92% germination rate. Once established this mix can also be certified for your very own Monarch Waystation.
3295 Turpin Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 Pam Simmons - Owner
513-383-1071
Alisha Fischer - Office Manager
513-561-2621

Turpinfarms@gmail.com

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Summer Jam Westgate July 11, 2015 11 am - 7pm A free arts and music festival bringing communities together. Our theme this year is "On the Wings of Change", bringing awareness to the decline of the monarch butterfly and the simple steps we can take to save them.

Monarch awareness and education area sponsored by Monarch Watch and Monarch Maniacs of Ohio, 14 foot sculpture newly installed by Rachel Pace of Steeling Copper Metal Studio.

455 S. Westgate Ave, Columbus, OH 43204 USA

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EcoVillage Pollinator Waystation Planting 06/20/15, 10am-2pm Volunteer with residents and local community leaders as they install a 1.24 acre public greenspace to serve as a butterfly, pollinator, and songbird habitat in the heart of the Cleveland EcoVillage. 6009 Madison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 Nicholas Wikar, EcoVillage Gateway Project Manager
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

216-961-4242, Ext. 235 | nwikar@dscdo.org

 

 

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Fairview Monarch Way Station Tour & Girl Scout Watering Service Project Friday June 19th at 9:30 A.M.
Allan Berry, Public Works Director of Fairview Parks & Rec. will lead Girl Scouts on a tour for this fun event in celebration of Pollinator Week.

Please bring water to carry, less than 1 mile, which will be used to water recently planted milkweed and lavender (1-2 gallons max for adults, suggested half to 1 gallon for smaller kids). Wear closed toed shoes, and consider hat/sunscreen. Carpooling encouraged, let us know if you need a ride! Girls and their parents, troops
and individually registered girls are all welcome to attend!
Salish Ponds Wetland Park 20619 NE Glisan Street, Fairview, OR 97024 USA Email: girlscoutsgardening@gmail.com
Call: Kelly at GSOSW 503-977-6808
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Bee The Change JUNE 19TH-21ST The Bee The Change booth at the Bite of Bend (Central Oregon’s Largest Food Festival) will be discussing the importance of pollinator health, distributing educational flyers from the Xerces Society and educating folks about bees and other pollinators in Central Oregon. Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701 USA Erika Kightlinger - soulfriend@live.com
http://biteofbend.com/

 

 

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Beekeeping for Bee - ginners
6/20/15 10-11:30am
Considering beekeeping but not sure where to start? Then come to us to find out what the buzz is all about! Join JD Hill, beekeeper and owner of Hilltop Gardens for a chance to observe a working hive and hear JD’s tips and tricks on what to expect when maintaining your own.

$12 members; $15 nonmembers
Registration requested by Tuesday, June 16
Myriad Botanical Gardens Children's Garden
301 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Oklahoma County
myriadgardens.org
OK County Master Gardener's Second Wednesday June 10 @ 6:00 pm Educational briefing about how pollinators are cornerstones to our ecological balance. Specifically covers hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Includes a slide show and free seed pack give away. Will Rogers Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73112  

 

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3rd Annual Hope Hill Lavender Farm Festival
June 20th 11am to 4 pm
Hope Hill's Lavender Festival will feature Hope Hill Lavender Farm and their products along with other local artists/crafters. There will be entertainment, speakers from our farm, Hawk Mt and Dave Moyer apiaries.
2375 Panther Valley Road
Pottsville, PA 17901
Wendy Jochems
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570-617-0851
hopehilllavenderfarm.com
Carbon County in Bloom 06/20/2015 Come join Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon and the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate National Pollinator Week.
Our network of certified pollinator public gardens will be having open house all week, June 15-21st between 10Am and 3PM so you can see how they incorporate pollinator friendly plants into their existing landscape. The gardens will have information on native plants, bird and bee houses, host plants for butterflies and more. All of the gardens will also have scheduled events on Saturday June 20th.

Participating Gardens: Lehigh Gap Nature Center(Slatington), Carbon County Environmental Education Center (Summit Hill), Dimmick Library (Jim Thorpe), Penn Kidder Library (Albrightsville) Bear Mountain Butterflies (PA-903 Penn Forest), Penn State Extension (Jim Thorpe)
529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe PA 18229 USA We will be posting updates on our Facebook page.

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Penn State Extension at Carbon County
529 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-2788 • CarbonExt@psu.edu
Pollinator Native Plant Sale June 20th 10-7 June 21st 12-5 Native plant sale, buy one get one half off! Free native starter plant with purchase! Plant native to help your local pollinators, they will repay you with joy! 3573 Liverpool Turnpike, Emigsville, PA 17318 Lori Shellenberger
Nurturing Nature Nursery
3573 Liverpool Turnpike
Emigsville, PA 17318
717-781-0325
Burnside Children/ Pollinator Garden 06-17-2015 1800 Lehigh Master Gardener's will open the garden to the public and provide demonstration and teaching information about our pollinator garden, our participation as a bee monitoring station, talk about what is pollination and who are the pollinators. We will provide information about planting a pollinator/ beneficial insect habitat in their backyards and we will have a new beekeeper update us on her progress. Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem, Pa lehigh county blog and burnside plantation blog and calender of events
Plant For Pollinators! June 11, 2015 - July 1, 2015. We are a certified Backyard Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation and we will have a huge selection of herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs for National Pollinator Week, including parsley, dill, zinnias, salvia, lantana, penta, black - eyed susans, cardinal flower, and much more. Significant savings on each purchase. Find us on Facebook for more information.
1585 Main Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508, USA Spring Garden Farms Inc.
610-582-8703
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springgardenfarms.biz

 

 

Puerto Rico
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The bee visiting the Arboretum Dona Inés Park: Pollinator Awareness Event 6/16/16 from 12:00-2:00pm The Luis Munoz Marin Foundation (FLMM) will be inaugurating their first living bee sculpture to create awareness to the public of climate change impacts to pollinators, particularly bees. The bee is the final product of a US Forest Service and Center for the Landscape Conservation's Children Forest 4-moth project developed by FLMM and Pro Sustainable Environment Organization with 23 children from the Ecological School -- Children Uniting the World in Caguas, PR.

The event will include a picnic for the children that participated in the project, an artistic exposition of bee drawings, paintings, and small scale models and followed by revelation of the bee living sculpture planted with native and ornamental flowering plants.

The entire event will be in Spanish and due to limited space available, only by invitation.
State Road 877, km 0.4, San Juan, PR 00926 Luis Munoz Marin Foundation
ctorres@flmm.org
787-755-7979

The event will be the inauguration of a bee living sculpture and art exposition. The event will be by invitation as space of our small facility does not allows. We expert to have 60 children and 20-30 adults from partner institutions.

 

 

Rhode Island
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BEEaware Art Exhibit June 19-20 4-8pm Artist Jackie Lemmon presents her BEEaware art series for public viewing. Celebrate Pollinator Week by learning about your pollinators through art. This outdoor exhibit is free to the public. Will be accompanied by food, drink, educational materials and an art auction with a portion of proceeds to benefit The Pollinator Partnership garden program and child education program. First 20 arrivals will receive a flower to add to their gardens in support of providing safe, pesticide-free food sources for local pollinators.. All ages welcome! Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI USA Jackie Lemmon
jackielemmonart@gmail.com
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Clemson University Pollinator Day Tentatively - August 15 Clemson University Extension will have a field day to celebrate pollinators that will include beekeeping, a honey extraction demonstration, a presentation on pollinator gardens, a workshop on native bee nest boxes, activities for kids, and more! Clemson, SC

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Tennessee
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Pollinator Garden Kit Sale June 20, 2015, 10 am until 2 To celebrate and support National Pollinator Week we will have low priced Pollinator Garden Kits available at Nashville Natives Nursery on Saturday June 20 from 10 until 2. Each Pollinator Garden Kit will contain 12 pesticide free, native perennial wild flowers specifically selected for TN pollinators in quart pots. We recommend 1 plant per square foot so the kits will fill 12 square feet and are scalable by ordering as many kits as you like. Pollinator Garden Kits will be sale priced at only $4 per native perennial plant! ($48 per kit) Please pre-order by June 15th to reserve your Pollinator Garden Kits. Nashville Natives, 7443 Liberty Road, Fairview, TN 37062 USA Please reserve Pollinator Garden Kits by sending us a message via our website at www.plantsforpollinators.com or via email at info@nashvillenatives.com.
A Night to Remember: A Multi–generational Family Book Signing, Photo Exhibit and Presentations in conjunction with A Place at The Table June 17, 2015, 6 PM - 8 PM Irucka Ajani Embry, EIT, Principal of EcoC²S , believes that everyone should have food, water, and shelter (not solely human beings). He proudly provides habitat for pollinators, other beneficial insects, and various other larger animals.

Irucka would like you to be able to provide this needed habitat too. Thus, he will be distributing free literature on pollinators and free pollinator conservation seeds from Roundstone Native Seed Company during his family's A Night to Remember: A Multi–generational Family Book Signing, Photo Exhibit and Presentations on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, from 6 PM – 8 PM at the West End United Methodist Church at 2200 West End Avenue, 37203 (across from Vanderbilt University). This event is occurring during Pollinator Week 2015.

In addition to providing the free information and seeds, Irucka will be selling postcards featuring pollinators, selling organic and/or heirloom starter seedlings, and he will be discussing his book, "Balancing the Rift: ReCONNECTualizing the Pasenture", which mentions making pollinator–friendly gardens and provides resources for learning more about pollinators.

Irucka has brought in other members of his talented family for this event. Some family authors will be signing and selling their books and providing a photo exhibit and spirited presentations.

We will have twin brothers Irucka (Nashville) and Obiora Embry (Lexington, KY); their mother, Dr. Deborah Mapp–Embry (Louisville, KY); their aunt, Ivy Barksdale (Lexington, KY); their father, Jim Embry (Richmond, KY) and their grandfather, James Mapp (Chattanooga) will read from and sign their books. Jim Embry will also exhibit photographs from his travels to Terra Madre and around Italy.

The event begins at 6 PM with a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Martha Stamps and her staff. The cost of this dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Please RSVP for the dinner by calling (615) 983–8850 or e–mail info@marthastampscatering.com.

Around 6:45 PM Irucka's family will read and give short presentations. This part of the program is free and open to the public.
2200 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Irucka Embry
(615) 713–7094
info@questionuniverse.com

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Pollination & Pollinators

Pollinator Week Plant Sale! June 20, 9am to noon Nashville Natives & Plants For Pollinators will host our first annual Pollinator Week Plant Sale on Saturday, June 20th from 9 am until noon. Come on out to our nursery and pollinator preserve to tour restored wildflower meadows, pollinator gardens, native deciduous forest, bee hives, and our beautiful nursery that specializes in growing pesticide free native plants for pollinators.

We will also have special guests to discuss bees, butterflies and other pollinators in middle TN. Specially priced Pollinator Garden Kits will be available as well as seed packets and single plants to create your own perfect pollinator garden.
7443 Liberty Road, Fairview, TN 37062 www.plantsforpollinators.com

www.nashvillenatives.com

info@nashvillenatives.com
Pop-Up Pollinator Native Plant Sale 6/20/15 9 am -3 pm National Pollinator Week starts Monday, June 15 and Trailhead Nursery will be at Whole Foods Market Chattanooga to talk about protecting pollinators and selling native plants that support pollinators in all their stages of life. There will be information on hand and friendly people to talk about Monarch Waystations, Pollinator Gardens and other ways we can help restore habitat. All plants available for sale are grown by Trailhead Nursery with NO NEONICOTINOIDS or other systemic pesticides.

Learn what you can do to help pollinators large and small, native bees, honey bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, and others that provide one out of three bites of food we eat!
Whole Foods Market 301 Manufacturer's Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405 USA

trailheadnursery@gmail.com 423-486-4719

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Texas
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Santa Ana NWR Pollinator Weekt 06/15/15-06/19/15 Monday- Edubats 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday- Birds 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday- Butterflies 10:00 a.m.
Thursday-Dragonflies 10:00 a.m.
Friday- Pollinator Habitat 10:00 a.m.
Santa Ana NWR 3325 Green Jay Road Alamo TX 78516 Christine Donald Outdoor Recreation Planner
956-784-7575
Christine_Donald@fws.gov


Clean the Creek Campaign May 30, 2015 CLEAN THE CREEK CAMPAIGN

Please join me, Eagle Scout candidate Michael Moore on Saturday, May 30 starting at 8:30 a.m. Parking will be at the trailhead of Sweetleaf Nature Trail.

Michaelmoore7722@outlook.com
https://www.facebook.com/WilliamGoodrichJonesStateForest

CLEAN THE CREEK CAMPAIGN is a grass-roots community environmental awareness program for communities and residents surrounding the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest. The Sweetleaf Nature Trail was established in 1952 and hundreds visit the trail each week. Due to outside pressures, trash, debris, and garbage pollute the stream and trail. Your help is needed to CLEAN THE CREEK and surrounding nature trail.

The trail is a wonderful place to also plant pollinator plants and seed for future birds, butterflies, and bees.
1328 FM 1488, Conroe, Texas 77384 Email or
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Harwell Elementary Garden Club Pollinator Day June 17th, 2015 The Harwell Elementary Garden Club has been working hard on their school garden! Pollinator Day activities will include a display of local insect pollinators and plants, food that pollinators help to provide, and the construction of a bee-house for the garden. 4104 Ave D, Lubbock, TX, 79404 Scott Longing
scott.longing@ttu.edu
806-834-1965
Pollinator Workshop June 20, 2015 Pollinator Workshop at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Saturday, June 20 from 10am-Noon

with Cynthia McAlister

Pollinator Week is a time set aside to highlight the importance of pollinators. In observance of Pollinator Week, the CDRI is hosting a Pollinator Workshop with one or our favorite pollinator experts, Cynthia McAlister.

This workshop will begin with an indoor presentation that will explain the ecological significance of pollination, introduce a variety of pollinators, and focus on both honeybees as well as the other bees native to our region. During the second part of the workshop, we’ll walk in the CDRI’s Botanical Gardens and use close-focus binoculars to see what is buzzing in flowers.

For more information, visit our website at: http://www.cdri.org/lifelong-learning-programs.html
43869 Texas 118, Fort Davis, Texas 79734 (4 miles SE of Fort Davis)  
Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden Open from June 2, 2015-September 30, 2015 during regular museum hours Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.You may even find a few ideas to try in your own garden!

This area is also a great setting for nature photography and portraiture (small fee applies).
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX,75069, USA Stephanie Jennings, Sjennings@heardmuseum.org, 972-562-5566 heardmuseum.org

3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Our Butterflies 06/20/2015, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Learn about the butterflies of our area, how to identify them, and the role they play in nature. This program will include a visit to the butterfly garden to see them in various stages of their development. 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX,75069, USA Stephanie Jennings, Sjennings@heardmuseum.org, 972-562-5566 heardmuseum.org
Butterfly Talk: Survival Strategies 07/25/2015, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Description:
Find out different techniques used to stay alive such as camouflage and toxicity.
Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend withan adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years.Talks are led by Melanie Schuchart, one of our key butterfly volunteers. Each presentation will last about an hour followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden.

Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. No preregistration required.
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX,75069, USA Stephanie Jennings, Sjennings@heardmuseum.org, 972-562-5566 heardmuseum.org
Butterfly Talk: Amazing Monarchs 09/07/2015, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Description:
Discover more about our state butterfly, their migration pattern, life cycle & how you can help protect their habitat.
Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Talks are led by Melanie Schuchart, one of our key butterfly volunteers. Each presentation will last about an hour followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden.

Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. No preregistration required.
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX,75069, USA Stephanie Jennings, Sjennings@heardmuseum.org, 972-562-5566 heardmuseum.org

 

Utah
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USDA-ARS PIRU Pollinator Week Celebration June 20, 2015; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Celebrate Pollinators with the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit at the Cache Valley Gardener's Market on Saturday, June 20, 2015! Buzz on by to learn more about some of the 20,000 bee species found on our planet, as well as ways you can attract them to your gardens and backyards. At our booth you will find a variety of displays, including live bees! We will also have bee experts on site that would love to chat with you on some of the work they are doing to promote and understand these six-legged pollinator champions. 200 N Main Street, Logan, Utah, 84321, USA Jonathan B. Koch, M.S.
USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit
jonathan.koch@ars.usda.gov

Bee Garden Bike Ride and Site Design Friday June 19th at 6 p.m. Join permaculture designers Claire Core and Jeffrey Adams for a bicycle-based tour of two Bee Inspired Gardens (BIG) in Moab, culminating in a community design activity at a proposed garden site. BIG is a collaborative effort promoting landscape practices that support diverse pollinators, are water-wise, and grow perennial edible foods. These principles and practices are readily applicable for everyone to become a part of the solution for a healthier watershed and community.

We will meet outside Moonflower Market and then proceed to the Moab Charter School and Utah State University which both have new pollinator gardens. At each site we will discuss a variety of permaculture design principles and ecological landscaping practices used to create each Bee Inspired Garden. Participants will learn techniques and see examples of water harvesting earthworks, perennial plant guilds, edible landscaping, regenerative soil management, and roof water catchment.

The bike tour will end at the vacant lot at the corner of Walnut and 100 West where we will engage in a design charette activity to apply what we have seen on the tour and create a conceptual design for the lot. Participants will gain experience in site assessment and design process that can applied to any landscape.
39 E 100 N, Moab, UT 84532 Contact Claire at claire.e.core@gmail.com, Jeff at jeffrey@terrasophia.com or moonflower market, our sponsor for this event at outreach@moonflower.coop

 

Vermont
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Pollinator Plants Sales and Strawberry Picking Starting June 17 River Berry Farn offers a large variety of native perennials for pollinators for $2.09/each, cheap in hopes to promote o more pollinator habitat planted in everyone's garden. We also just happen to be opening for strawberry picking on Wednesday, June 17th, which would only be possible thanks to the POLLINATORS! 191 Goose Pond Road, Fairfax, VT 05454 USA Check out the page on our website Plants for Pollinators at River Berry Farm: riverberryfarm.com

 

 

Virginia
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Summer in the Reeks: Pollinators and Snallygasters!
June 13, 2015, 12pm-730pm
Banshee Reeks is a 700+ Nature Preserve in the heart of Loudoun County, VA. It attracts more than 200 species of native pollinators and has been a site for research from the USGS, Smithsonian, and PhD students for years. This summer event is open to the public and features three dynamic workshops: Nature Photography, Beetles, and Invasive Species. In addition, there will be an open house, guided nature hikes, hayrides, local pollinator groups, and music by Snallygaster, a band of SI Scientist Musicians. Cost is 5 dollars per car. June 13th, 2015, 12-7:30 pm.
Leesburg, VA, 20175
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

21085 The Woods Rd
Leesburg, VA 20175
703.669.0316 (O)
571.233.0185 (C)
Flights of Fancy II: Art Inspired by the Lee Center Bee and Butterfly Garden Reception & Program Date: June 17, 2015 6 pm to 9 pm The 2nd Annual “Flights of Fancy” exhibit will present works that were inspired by the textures, colors, and literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden. The exhibit also coincides with National Pollinator Week, which runs from June 15th through the 21st.
This exhibit will also include a reception featuring the butterfly garden and a presentation on pollinators. The exhibit runs from June 2 through July 6.
Lee Arts Center 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 Steven Munoz
smunoz@arlingtonva.us
703.228.0560
www.leeartscenter.org
Bumblebee Jamboree June 13th, 2015 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will be participating in National and State Pollinator Weeks by hosting our fourth annual Bumblebee Jamboree at Maymont on June 13, 2015.

Bumblebee Jamboree is a free family-friendly event which aims to educate residents of the Greater Richmond Area on the importance of pollinators to our daily lives and what each of us can do in our own backyards to protect these natural resources. We have grown more than 10% per year since 2012 with more than 1,350 visitors last year.

In the United States, pollination by honey bees and other insects produces nearly $20 billion worth of products annually – they are a crucial link in the agricultural/horticultural economy of our country. Agriculture is a top industry in Virginia and the Governor has recognized pollinators’ contributions by proclamation each year.

The event will include educational displays and activities for both adults and children. Puppet shows, games, storytelling, and crafts will keep the little ones engaged and excited to learn. Information on pollinator plant selections, pollinator-friendly pest control options and a sampling station of pollinator-dependent foods will be offered for the adults. We’ll also have an enclosed honey bee observation hive and Virginia butterfly safari tent that all ages will enjoy visiting.

We sincerely hope you will join us in celebrating pollinators. Please be sure to stop by Bumblebee Jamboree with any little ones in your life – this will be a fun event for all!
Maymont, Lawn at Children's Farm Spottswood Rd & Shirley Lane Richmond, VA 23220

Ashley Moulton, Moultona@chesterfield.gov, 804-751-4401,
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Virginia's Native Pollinators Tuesday, June 16, 2-4 p.m. Native pollinators such as bees and butterflies pollinate hundreds of food plants and wildflowers, but they are declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation, disease and parasites, overuse of chemicals, and other pressures. Following an illustrated program we will walk out to the Arboretum's new pollination garden. Blandy Experimental Farm, Boyce, VA, 22620, U.S. blandy.virginia.edu under "Programs & Events" or 540-837-1758 Ext. 224

 

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Pollinators: The magic between flowers and food. June 20, 9 A - 2 P Bee Festival at the Proctor Farmers' Market (Tacoma, WA) with lots of family-friendly activities, a treasure hunt, a free showing of the film "More than Honey", workshops on how to have a pollinator-friendly garden, and much more. Pollinators do so much for us. Through this festival, we hope to help people understand what pollinators need from us in return. 27th & N Proctor, Tacoma, WA 98406 Get details at the Pierce County Beekeepers Association website, pcbeekeepers.org
West Seattle Bee Garden Story Time and Hive Tour Tuesday June 16, 10:00 a.m. Celebrate Pollinator Week at our story time, with a special beekeeper visit and look into our hive! High Point Commons Park, SW Graham St, Seattle WA 98126 Website
Eric Lee Mäder, Xerces Society: "Saving Farms and Cities with Pollinator Conservation" Wednesday June 17, 7:30 p.m. Public talk by the Xerces Society’s Eric Lee-Mäder (author, Attracting Native Pollinators) offers an overview of pollinator conservation efforts, in the keynote address for National Pollinator Week/Seattle Edition 2015. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101 Website
Restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve Saturday June 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join volunteers to help restore this culturally significant preserve and city park. Event activities include invasive weed removal, mulching and planting as seasonally appropriate. 3800 S 115th St, Tukwila, WA 98168 Website

 

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Pollination Party at Smithsonian Gardens June 16, 2015. 11am-1pm Join Smithsonian Gardens, the University of Maryland PollinaTerps, and American University Public History Graduate Students in the Butterfly Habitat Garden for a celebration of pollination. Enjoy the beauty of the garden and see pollination in action, learn how to create your own pollinator friendly habitat, explore the history of beekeeping, and participate in fun, family friendly activities staged throughout the garden. National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
Gimme Some Sugar, Baby – Mammal Pollinators Thursday, June 18, 1-3PM Bees don’t have the monopoly on pollinating plants. Find out which mammals help keep our planet green and fruitful and see some of the specimens that we have behind-the-scenes in the Division of Mammals! National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
Two Heliconias, One Hummingbird Pollinator (with Two Forms) Thursday, June 18, 1-3PM The Lesser Antilles islands have two native Heliconia plant species that have one sole pollinator—the Purple-throated Carib, Eulampis jugularis. This hummingbird has a sexual dimorphism that is readily seen and one of the most extreme bill dimorphisms of any hummingbird. Learn about current research taking place here at the Museum that supports this important pollinator-plant relationship. National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
Carnivorous Plants Don't Eat Their Pollinators Friday, June 19, 1-3PM Carnivorous plants are well-adapted to the environment of nutrient-poor soils by feeding on insects. Come see a selection of plant specimens from the U.S. National Herbarium and learn from Smithsonian conservation biologist Gary Krupnick how carnivorous plants attract both pollinator and prey. National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
Beetle Pollinators in the African Savannah Friday, June 19, 1-3PM What do flower beetles have to do with rhinos, elephants, and giraffes? Come learn about the beetle pollinators of South Africa's Kruger National Park and the important role they play in maintaining habitat diversity for large herbivores in an African savannah ecosystem. National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
Bumble Bee Blitz (registration required) Sunday, June 21, 1-4PM Bumble bees make the world a better place, and so can you. In celebration of Pollinator Week, come take part in the Bumble Bee Blitz on Sunday, June 21 from 1:00-4:00pm at the National Museum of Natural History’s Q?rius Lab! Our Department of Entomology needs your help sharing the Museum’s collection. They photographed over 44,000 bumble bee specimens! Now we need to transfer all the label information to searchable text. Help us transcribe these bumble bee records with Dr. Sean Brady and a swarm of other bee geeks, so the world can use the information to better serve these important pollinators. Bee novices are welcome. National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
The Buzz About Bees Sunday, June 21, 2-4PM Dr. Sean Brady will be discussing the importance of bee diversity to your backyard garden and kitchen table. National Museum of Natural History, 1000 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 Website
Pollinators in American Indian Art National Pollinator Week The Indian Craft Shop will honor National Pollinator Week by highlighting displays of American Indian arts including jewelry, pottery, basketry, beadwork and more, that depict Pollinators and/or the plants they pollinate. During National Pollinator Week, enjoy a 20% discount on any craft or jewelry items that depict a pollinator or plant that relies on pollination*.

*Bronzes, sculpture and consignments are excluded.
US Dept. of the Interior, 1849 C Str., NW Washington, DC 20240 The Indian Craft Shop,
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202-208-4056 www.indiancraftshop.com
USDA Pollinator Festival Friday, June 19 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join us on Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to learn about bees, birds, bats and other pollinating animals at the sixth annual Pollinator Festival outside USDA Headquarters along 12th Street in Washington, DC. More than 14 USDA agencies, other federal departments and partners will celebrate the significance of pollinators.

Festival highlights include viewing live honey bees with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Bee Research Lab; sampling honey from the People’s Garden Apiary; learning how to install a bat house with the Forest Service; seeing live bats – including the world’s largest bat species – up close with Organization for Bat Conservation; getting tips for creating a pollinator friendly backyard with Natural Resources Conservation Service; and much more.
Corner of 12th and Jefferson Drive, SW 20250 Washington, US USA For more information visit usda.gov/peoplesgarden or email Annie Ceccarini at annie.ceccarini@dm.usda.gov

 

 

Wisconsin
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Treasures of Oz, presentations at Blue-wing WPA June 20, 2015 Eco Tour in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The event includes tours and information at seven natural areas. One is managed by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. At Blue-wing Waterfowl Production Area, one of six WPAs in the county,USFWS staff will discuss restoration projects and the effect on fish, water quality, and pollinators, including monarchs. Ulao Road South, Grafton, WI 53024, USA Contact Julia Lambert, 920-387-2658, EXT. 115, julia_lambert@fws.gov.
Leopold Wetland Management District, Ozaukee County maps.

Other events at Treasures of Oz are at: http://treasuresofoz.org/.

 

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Wyoming BioBlitz June 13-14, 2015, all day The Wyoming BioBlitz will be held this year outside of Cody, Wyoming. It's a 24 hour event during which we search for as many plants and animals within a certain location as we can find. Pollinators will be an important focus of the event - regardless of which group you sign up for, you'll be able to learn about and look for bees, butterflies, beetles, flies and more!

Registration is free but required: wyomingbiodiversity.org/programs/bioblitz-2015/
Heart Mountain Ranch Brenna Marsicek
brenna.marsicek@uwyo.edu
307-766-6240
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Lander butterfly count Friday June 19, 9 am - 4 pm During the 8th annual Lander butterfly count, we'll survey for butterflies at two locations near Lander, Wyoming. We will meet at The Nature Conservancy's Red Canyon Ranch Learning Center at 9 am (9 am -12 pm) and at Bruce’s parking lot in Sinks Canyon at 1 pm (1 pm – 4 pm). Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $3 per participant that will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association for the cost of maintaining long-term national butterfly data. We submit our data to this group each year. Red Canyon Ranch, Lander, Wyoming 82520 Contact Amy Pocewicz, apocewicz@tnc.org
www.nature.org/wyoming
Pollinators and Their Habitats Photo Exhibit June 15-21, 2015 8am-5pm A photo exhibit with beautiful, colorful, close-up images of many of Wyoming's native pollinators and their favorite flowers to forage on. Free, open to the public UW Berry Center; 10th and Lewis St., Laramie WY 82071 USA Brenna Marsicek, UW Biodiversity Institute
brenna.marsicek@uwyo.edu
307-766-6240
www.wyomingbiodiversity.org
Pollinator Talk Series June 15-18, 5:00 pm A mini-series of talks on the pollinators of Laramie and how to provide for them, presented by local experts. All held on the deck at the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (10th and Lewis St., Laramie). Each talk will be followed by a hands-on activity or tour.

Monday, June 15: "Laramie's Butterflies" by Brian Barber, UW Biodiversity Institute
Tuesday, June 16: "Laramie's Hummingbirds" by Beth Wommack, UW Vertebrate Museum
Wednesday, June 17: "Laramie's Bees" by Christi Bell, local bee expert
Thursday, June 18: "Gardening for Pollinators" by Jodi Guerin, local gardener
UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, 10th and Lewis St., Laramie WY 82071 Brenna Marsicek
brenna.marsicek@uwyo.edu
307-766-6240
www.wyomingbiodiversity.org

 

Illinois, Missouri, & Ohio
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BeeBlitz Sunday, June 21, 2015 - All Day Join us on Sunday, June 21, 2015 for the first annual BeeBlitz, taking place on the last day of National Pollinator Week!

All residents of Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio are invited to canvas their backyards and neighborhoods for bees, snap some pics, and upload them to BeeSpotter on Sunday, June 21st. The name BeeBlitz is derived from a BioBlitz, an activity in which all of the biodiversity in a specific area is examined, to provide a snapshot in time of the flora and fauna present. BeeSpotter wants to know what species of bees are seen, and where they are, on the 21st, which is also Father’s Day. BeeSpotter encourages veteran and aspiring bee spotters alike to take dear old dad on a nature walk and participate in the blitz.

We will also be partnering with parks, schools, museums, and zoos to offer local BeeBlitz events in as many communities as possible.
Illinois, Missouri, & Ohio For more information, visit the BeeBlitz webpage
If you are interested in coordinating a BeeBlitz event in your area, please contact us; we'd love to highlight your efforts!

 

 

Canada

British Columbai
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Summer of Small Wonders June 12 to October 12 - 9:00 am to 10:00 pm This summer, Grouse Mountain is dedicated to doing our part to save British Columbia’s ‘Small Wonders’ through our on-mountain initiatives and education. Our programming will showcase of some of the smaller creatures in our environment and provide an interpretive exploration of pollination, marsh area species, plant propagation and more.

A strong focus will be on the plight of bees. Visitors to Grouse Mountain will be able to visit The Hive Bee Interpretive Centre featuring a live beehive, stroll through our pollinator’s garden and take part in an interactive tour of our own 18 functioning hives. Small groups will get suited up and learn about species of bees, bee roles within colonies, challenges for bees, creating a friendly environment for bees, and the importance of bees to the food chain.
Grouse Mountain - 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7R 4K9 For more information, please visit here or call guest services at 604.980.9311.

 

Ontario
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From Bees to Butterflies...and Beyond
June 20th 2015 9am-5pm
This event will nurture the idea of helping pollinators and empower the participants to make a difference? The goal is to engage the public of all ages and provide information about the issues facing our native and non- native pollinators and to present opportunities to help improve their health. On the agenda is informative talks by three different speakers, kids interactive activities, a honey- tasting bar, continuous showings of two films - The Vanishing of the Bees, and Wings of Life, a Disney Nature production, pollinator facilitated foods prepared by local establishments and a marketplace.
838369 4th line E, Mulmur, Ontario, L9V 0J7 Canada Visit our website
Call us (705)-466-6290
Email
or visit here to register

City of Hamilton-Glanbrook Landfill Open House June 20-2015 We have been asked by Councillor Johnson to host an open house at the Glanbrook Landfill site for local residents and the GLCC. We will have staff there to give tours and explain future operations of the site. We will also be discussing the next 10 years of operations as a proactive approach to communications. We will be showing local residents and the Glanbrook Liason Committee all the past and present projects we have completed for the Wildlife at Work Program - including our pollinator gardens. We have registered the site with Pollinator Partnership (NAPPC) as part of pollinator week. Lunch will be provided! 1500 Haldibrook Road, Glanbrook, Ontario, L0R 1C0 Ron Wright, rwright@wm.com - he is the Site Manager for Glanbrook Landfill - he will be part of the team from Waste Management, hosting the Open House with the City of Hamilton. He has been the team leader along with local residents to establish the pollinator gardens and maintain the wildlife habitat on-site
Through the Garden Gate: Lawrence Park Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2015 Toronto Botanical Garden’s 28th annual tour of private gardens in Toronto. This year, pollinator friendly plants will be highlighted in the gardens. Complimentary shuttle buses allow garden-goers to hop on and off as they make their way around the garden route. If there are any questions, Toronto Master Gardeners are stationed in each garden to help identify unusual plants and points of interest. A printed guide and map are also provided with the purchase of your ticket and some gardens even have QRcodes to download the full plant list.

IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets:
One-Day Pass: Public $45 / TBG Members $40
Two-Day Pass: Public $60 / TBG Members $55
Students $25* (One-Day Pass Only)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada For more information or to purchase tickets visit here.
or call 416-397-1341
Plan Bee Workshop June 20, 1 pm - 3 pm Spend the afternoon at GreenUP Ecology Park learning the importance of bees and other pollinators to our local food system. Participants will make native bee hotels, go on a polllinator garden tour, get to know pollinator friendly native plants (and foods!) in our region . Everyone will have an opportunity to join Ecology Park's resident beekeeper Marcy Adzich, as she opens the hive for a early summer health check - get up close and personal with our amazing honeybees, and taste over 8 different types of honey! Cost $10 ( includes a bee hotel and 2 native pollinator plants)
1899 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough , Ontario Canada contact Marcy Adzich at
workshops@greenup.on.ca

or visit www. greenup.on.ca
What's the Buzz at Franklin Children's Garden?! June 14, 2015 What's the Buzz?!

Join us at Franklin Children's Garden to kick-off pollinator week!

Date: Sunday June 14, 2015
Location: Franklin Children's Garden, Toronto Island
Time 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the bees, butterflies, birds, bugs and other pollinators that can be found at Franklin Children's Garden. Learn about why they are important through crafts and activities. Find out why bees pollinate flowers and learn the bee waggle dance!

Pick up a FREE Discovery backpack to explore Franklin Children's Garden!
Toronto Island, Canada For more information on the event and how to get to Franklin Children's Garden please visit toronto.ca/parks/island.
Pollinator Pop-up at the UP Express June 10 to June 13 Join the Wild for Bees team as they welcome new visitors at the UP Express at Union Station. Learn about pollinator plants, how to build a bee hotel, and how to Bee Pollinator Friendly.

65 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6 Canada  
ReMediate.2 Pollinator Friendly Seed Quilt and Art Installation Saturday, June 20, 2015 2pm Pick up a needle and thread and join Guelph artist Christina Kingsbury on the former Eastivew Landfill site as she creates a large-scale quilt as a gesture of care for the landfill.

The quilt, which will expand past 1,000 square feet, is made of hand-made paper that includes discarded paper and plant material and is embedded with native seeds.

The ReMediate quilt is intended to become a living habitat for threatened pollinators, and this year will include a bee hotel sculpture with poetry installation.

The Closing Event will occur on June 20th at 2pm with poetry reading, public sewing, and presentation on pollination by York University urban ecologist Scott MacIvor. Pollination Guelph will also be on hand with resources to help you learn more about pollinators and what you can do to help.

ReMediate is a collaborative project between Christina Kingsbury and Guelph emerging poet Anna Bowen in conjunction with Pollination Guelph. Chapbooks of Anna Bowen's ReMediate poetry will be available at the public sewing events. The poetry explores the storied and layered history of the land.
Eastview Community Park, Watson Road (between Eastview and Speedvale), Guelph, Ontario, Canada Facebook page for the event

Pollination Guelph's website

 

 

Proclamations

The Pollinator Partnership is also proud to announce that June 15-21, 2015 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 15-21, 2015 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Interior.

By proclamation, Governor Robert Bentley declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Alabama.

By proclamation, Governor Bill Walker declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Alaska.

By proclamation, Governor Douglas Ducey declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arizona.

By proclamation, Governor Asa Hutchinson declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arkansas.

By proclamation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of California.

By proclamation, Governor John W. Hickenlooper declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Colorado.

By proclamation, Governor Dannel P. Malloy declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Connecticut.

By proclamation, Governor Jack Markell declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Delaware.

By proclamation, Governor Rick Scott declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Florida.

By proclamation, Governor Nathan Deal declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia.

By proclamation, Governor David Ige declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Hawaii.

By proclamation, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Idaho.

By proclamation, Governor Bruce Rauner declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Illinois.

By proclamation, Governor Michael Pence declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Indiana.

By proclamation, Governor Terry Branstad declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa.

By proclamation, Governor Sam Brownback declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kansas.

By proclamation, Governor Steven L. Beshear declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kentucky.

By proclamation, Governor Bobby Jindal declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Louisiana.

By proclamation, Governor Paul LePage declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine.

By proclamation, Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maryland.

By proclamation, Governor Charles D. Baker declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Massachusetts.

By proclamation, Governor Rick Snyder declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Michigan.

By proclamation, Governor Mark Dayton declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Minnesota.

By proclamation, Governor Phil Bryant declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Mississippi.

By proclamation, Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Missouri.

By proclamation, Governor Steve Bullock declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Montana.

By proclamation, Governor Pete Ricketts declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nebraska.

By proclamation, Governor Brian Sandoval declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nevada.

By proclamation, Governor Margaret Wood Hassan declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Hampshire.

By proclamation, Governor Chris Christie declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Jersey.

By proclamation, Governor Susana Martinez declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Mexico.

By proclamation, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New York.

By proclamation, Governor Pat McCrory declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Carolina.

By proclamation, Governor Jack Dalrymple declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Dakota.

By proclamation, Governor John R. Kasich declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Ohio.

By proclamation, Governor Mary Fallin declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oklahoma.

By proclamation, Governor Kate Brown declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oregon.

By proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Pennsylvania.

By proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Rhode Island.

By proclamation, Governor Nikki R. Haley declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Carolina.

By proclamation, Governor Dennis Daugaard declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Dakota.

By proclamation, Governor Bill Haslam declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Tennessee.

By proclamation, Governor Greg Abbott declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Texas.

By proclamation, Governor Gary R. Herbert declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Utah.

By proclamation, Governor Peter Shumlin declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Vermont.

By proclamation, Governor Terence R. McAuliffe declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Virginia.

By proclamation, Governor Jay Inslee declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Washington.

By proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of West Virginia.

By proclamation, Governor Scott Walker declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wisconsin.

By proclamation, Governor Matthew H. Mead declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wyoming.