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The Pollinator Partnership is also proud to announce that the United States Department of Interior has designated National Pollinator Week on June 17-23, 2013 by the Secretary of the Department of Interior, Sally Jewell.

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 17-23, 2013 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Nationwide Events

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Anywhere and Everywhere
National Moth Week

National Moth Week (www.nationalmothweek.org) is a celebration of moths and biodiversity. It is being held July 20-28, 2013.

Why moths? With more than 10,000 species in North America alone, moths offer endless options for study, education, photography and fun. Moths can be found everywhere from inner cities, to suburban backyards and the most wild and remote places. The diversity of moths is simply astounding. Their colors and patterns are often dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut with some as small as a pinhead and others as large as a hand. Most moths are nocturnal creatures of the night, and need to be sought to see – others fly like butterflies during the day. Finding moths is easy and can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Serious moth aficionados use special lights and baits to attract them. Moths are also featured widely in literature and art providing a different angle for enjoyment and study. Moth Nights are often held by nature groups and allow an easy opportunity for an introduction or for more serious pursuits. National Moth Week brings together everyone interested in moths to celebrate these amazing insects. It is hoped that groups and individuals from all across the country will spend some time during National Moth Week looking for moths and sharing what they’ve found. During National Moth Week attend a Moth Night event, start one, get some friends and neighbors together and check the porch lights from time to time, set up a light and see what is in your own backyard, read literature about moths.

But no matter what, participate; the richness of moths is sure to fascinate. National Moth Week: Exploring Nighttime Nature.
July 20-28, 2013
Nationwide online Gardening for Pollinators Webinar

Join us to learn why pollinators are important, who they are, and some basic ways you can support them in your garden-- all in time to be prepared for the upcoming National Pollinator Week, (June 17 -23, 2013)! During this Webinar, you’ll find opportunities to learn or share with others about what types of pollinators and pollinator-friendly plants are seen near you, and how you could use the Power of Pollinators Educational Modules to spread the world about supporting pollinators in your community.
Presented June 6, @ 1pm ET, the Webinar recording now available learn.extension.org/events/1077
Online see right Beginners Guide to Pollinators and Other Flower Visitors

A new eBook by Beatriz Moisset: "Beginners Guide to Pollinators and other Flower Visitors" is available at no cost during National Pollinator Week. This simple guide for young adults and beginners is the only one of its kind. It covers the most common flower visitors, including pollinators. Brief descriptions, illustrations, geographic distributions, habitats and seasons.
EBook available at no cost during National Pollinator Week at:

Barnes & Noble

Lulu.com

iTunes

 

Alaska

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Statewide in Alaska
Art of Pollination is a project sponsored by the Chugach Arts Council.

A beautiful book of art featuring pollinators of Alaska will be published early this summer in advance of National Pollinator Week June 17-23, 2013. Artists are encouraged to submit their work in any style or media. There is no fee for submission. The goals of the project are to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators, awareness to the variety of art in Alaska and to benefit the Chugach Arts Council. for more information and application visit www.ChugachArtsCouncil.org
June 1, 2013
release date
www.ChugachArtsCouncil.org
click on Artist Opportunities

 

Arizona

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Arizona By proclamation, Governor Jan Brewer declared June 16-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arizona. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Jan Brewer
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704
Celebrate P.A.U.S.E. and National Pollinator Week

Celebrate P.A.U.S.E. and National Pollinator Week with Us!
Sat., June 22 / 10am-4pm / Education Center / free with admission / rsvp 742-6455 x 0 “Wings of Life” at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm Pollinator populations continue to decline – from bats to bees to beetles to butterflies and birds – species that are vital to a functioning ecosystem, ensuring the crops we eat, dispersing the seeds of future generations and controlling insect pests.

As we have reported previously in the Desert Corner Express, last year Tohono Chul joined forces with the St. Louis Zoo and the National Museums of Kenya (Nairobi) and a group of over 20 students ages 17-22, to plant pollinator-friendly vegetable gardens, create pollinator habitat sculptures and share with residents the importance of pollinators, improved pollinator habitats and sustainable gardening. We are now nearing the end of this yearlong P.A.U.S.E (Pollinators/Art/Urban Agriculture/Society/and the Environment) project and to celebrate we invite you to join us for a special showing of “Wings of Life,” a new film from Disneynature narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep. An intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers, the film is also a celebration of life since a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible — and increasingly threatened — creatures. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, “Wings of Life” utilizes riveting high-speed, time lapse and macro filmmaking techniques to showcase in spectacular detail these unsung heroes of our planet. Local bee expert and chief scientist for the film, Dr. Stephen Buchmann of Pollinator Partnership, will be on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the documentary process.

Also on hand will be the folks of Holly’s Little Farm (Marana), talking about some of the challenges facing beekeepers today, and offering samples of a variety of raw honeys; as well as members of the Tucson P.A.U.S.E. student team just back from their exchange trip to Nairobi, Kenya, ready to share their experiences. And, you can even make your own native bee habitat to take home and hang in your garden!
Saturday,
June 22
10am-4pm
www.tohonochul.org

 

Arkansas

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Arkansas By proclamation, Governor Mike Beebe declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arkansas. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Mike Beebe
6878 S State
Highway 309
Paris, AR 72855
Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XVII

Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Join us for a weekend celebrating the park's butterfly and wildflower diversity. Programs, guided walks, and the ever-popular Bug Bonanza await discovery. Don't miss the special concert that closes the celebration. This nature-themed festival is one of the most popular family-friendly events in Arkansas with a little something for everyone. Contact the park or visit the website for a full schedule as the event draws near.
June 21-22, 2013 MountMagazineStatePark.com



California

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1500 North College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Butterfly Pavilion

Tickets: $2 per person in addition to standard Garden admission. Walk among and learn about native butterflies.

Click here for tickets.
May 11 - July 28, 2013
Daily, 10 a.m. -
3 p.m.
www.rsabg.org
info@rsabg.org
909-625-8767
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
What’s the Buzz?

Don’t miss this free morning of fun under the sun for all young busy bees and their families! The Conservatory of Flowers and Pollinator Partnership offer families with young children a chance to pot their own zucchini plant to take home, see the many kinds of foods we eat that are the result of pollination, examine a demonstration beehive courtesy of the SF Bee Keepers Association, receive their own butterfly temporary tattoo and more. Families can also step inside the Conservatory to get eye to eye with hundreds of living butterflies in the new exhibit “Butterflies and Blooms.” It’s a fascinating demonstration of plant pollination in action!
Free – admission required to visit exhibits.
June 22, 2013 from 10 am to 12 pm. (415) 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Pollinator Power
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 17, 19, and 21 at 1:30 pm

Join us atop the Academy’s living roof to explore the fascinating lives of pollinators including birds, bats and bees. As these animals buzz, swoop and fly through the air, they are helping to keep California one of the most diverse places on earth. At the Academy, researchers and gardeners work to maintain a living roof of entirely native plants—come find out how this helps keep habitats healthy!
Free with Academy admission.



Birds & Bees NightLife (ages 21+)
Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6 to 10 pm
Music by DJ Eric Sharp

In the mood for some cross-pollination? In honor of National Pollinator Week, learn about the all-important birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators that allow plants to reproduce from the experts at the California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, and San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Plus, explore the science of hooking up with the Bold Italic, dating site Swoon, Planned Parenthood, and other local enterprises who help make “people pollination” possible.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). 21+ only



Chat with an Academy Scientist: Botanist Tom Daniel
Saturday, June 22 at 2 pm

Meet Academy Curator of Botany Tom Daniel who will share intriguing tales of how plants use the power of attraction on animals. From the tops of mountains to the bottom of the oceans, and in high-tech laboratories at the Academy, the explorers featured in Chat with an Academy Scientist see the world, discover new life and help explain Earth's amazing story. Join them for a glimpse at their fascinating work, and hear their exciting stories first-hand.
Free with Academy admission.


Discovery Nature Walk
Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 at 2:30 pm

Join us for a 30-minute nature walk, exploring gardens and groves that surround the Academy. Learn about the importance of native plants and trees and how they support animals and pollinators in Golden Gate Park, a unique and unusual ecosystem.
Free with Academy admission.

See dates/times per event on the left (415) 379-8000. www.calacademy.org
San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94118
Honey Tasting & Pollinators Tour At San Francisco Botanical Garden Saturday

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, join us in the Native Garden stone circle for an array of honey flavors and textures harvested locally by Robert Mackimmie of City Bees, a guided pollinator garden tour and a discussion of urban beekeeping. Tickets are $15 ($10 for SFBG members).
June 22, 2013
from 12 to 2 pm
(415) 661-1316. www.sfbotanicalgarden.org
3299 San Bruno Ave (cross street is Ordway),
San Francisco, CA 94124
Bee Farm Volunteer Work Party & Spring Honey Sale

The Bee Farm is where non-profit SF Bee-Cause has an apiary of honey bees who support our work, and volunteers are developing the nearly 1/2 acre site to provide flowers for local native and honey bees. Come on out and help us water, weed and plant, meet neighbors and fellow fans of local pollinators, see our apiary, watch for bees and butterflies, and pick up some honey for yourself, friends and family.
Saturday,
June 22
11 AM - 4 PM
SanFranciscoBeeCause Facebook
501 E North Ave Lompoc, CA 93436 Everyone's Buzzin' About Bees @ Your Library

WHO: Archie Mitchell, Director of the Western Apicultural Society and senior consultant for the California Bee Company

WHAT: You will learn about the nuances of beekeeping in the Central California area. Join us for a scrumptious honey tasting!

WHERE: Lompoc Public Library, Grossman Gallery, FREE ADMISSION!
June 22, 2013 at 2pm www.cityoflompoc.com/library 805-875-8778
San Francisco Ferry Plaza
San Francisco California 94111
The Buzz About Bees at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Come learn about honeybees and shop the market for local sustainable honey! Family-friendly interactive games and activities highlight the essential role of pollinators in our agricultural system and how you can get involved in protecting bees.
Saturday, June 22nd- 9:00am-1:30pm Contact Jessi Barber-Discovery Station Coordinator at jessi@cuesa.org for more information and to find out about volunteer opportunities, or visit our website: cuesa.org/markets/saturday
Par 4 Drive Jamul, CA 91987 Hike with a Ranger - Celebrate Pollinator Week!

Featuring K. James Hung, Ecologist, PhD Candidate at UC San Diego.
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 9am ~ 11am
Location: ‘Par 4 Drive’ trailhead. Parking is limited to residential streets. Please carpool!

Come learn about native bees and what you can do to help. Explore the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge near the Sweetwater River. Pack water and bring binoculars if you have them. All ages, however there is no shade, so wear a hat. ‘Mild to moderate’ incline hiking.

Bring water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring binoculars if you have them.

RSVP's appreciated!

Contact: Lisa_Cox@fws.gov or (619) 476-9150 X 106
Saturday, June 15,
9 - 11am
Lisa_Cox@fws.gov
(619)476-9150 X 106
Website
8th St
Arcadia, CA 91006
Sustainable Planning Practice for all Beings

On Friday, 21 June 2013, the day with the longest daylight of the year, CIEDM & ISERI will hold a workshop at Arcadia EcoHome not only to appreciate the special National Daylighting Day, but also raise the awareness of several other events in June, including June be the Great Outdoors Month and National Safety Month when we need to watch wildfires while we are outdoors to engage outdoor activities, and June 17-23 be the National Pollinator Week. To take the advantage of the long daylight, CIEDM staff will be up early to clean the outdoors of the EcoHome and get ready for the workshop which will start at 9 am. After introduction to those above mentioned events, the workshop will focused on sustainable planning & development practice in California. The main participants are delegates from Shenyang Urban Planning & Design Institute. At 11 am, I'll lead a tour of Arcadia EcoHome mainly at outdoors to introduce the sustainable features of the EcoHome including the yard that is a Certified Pollinator Garden, a Wildlife Habitat & an Ocean Friendly Garden. The workshop will conclude at 12 noon with a Q&A & a group photo sessions at the end.
June 21, 2013; 9 am- 12 noon Dr. Edward Huang ciedmeco@gmail.com
UC Davis Conference Center, 55 Alumni Lane Davis, CA 95616 Wings of Life

The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center, in collaboration with the UC Davis School of Education, are proud to present a two-day event of Education and Enrichment, culminating in an evening of events on July 24th at 6:30 including a honey tasting, music by Terry Press-Dawson, a meeting with educators from Pollinators.org and finally the Davis premier showing of The Wings of Life. The film is a production of DisneyNature, and it narrated by one Meryl Streep. The showing of the film is followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg. We hope to see you there, please register online to reserve your spot!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 6:30pm Visit
http://rmi.ucdavis.edu/events Contact Tracy Diesslin, tdiesslin@ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752-5233




Colorado

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Colorado By proclamation, Governor John Hickenlooper declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Colorado. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206

National Pollinator Week 2013

Talks and activities free with admission for adults and children from Wednesday, June 19th to Saturday, June 22nd.

Wednesday, June 19th
10am Talk-Pollinator ID
1030am Outdoor Pollinator Observation
11am Tour-Gardening for Pollinators
2pm Talk-Homeowners and Using Pesticides 10am-12pm Drop-in activity in Children's Garden

Thursday, June 20th
10am Talk-Pollinator ID
1030am Outdoor Pollinator Observation
11am Tour-Gardening for Pollinators
2pm Talk-Homeowners and Using Pesticides 10am-12pm Drop-in activity in Children's Garden

Friday, June 21st
10am Talk-Pollinator ID
1030am Outdoor Pollinator Observation
11am Tour-Gardening for Pollinators
2pm Talk-Homeowners and Using Pesticides 10am-12pm Drop-in activity in Children's Garden 130-330pm Drop-in activity in Children's Garden

Saturday, June 22nd
10am Talk-Pollinator ID
1030am Outdoor Pollinator Observation
11am Tour-Gardening for Pollinators
2pm Talk-Homeowners and Using Pesticides 10am-12pm Drop-in activity in Children's Garden 130-330pm Drop-in activity in Children's Garden 10am-4pm Denver Bee Club activity table 10am-4pm Native bee houses activity table

6/19-6/20 10am-230pm; 6/21 10am-330pm; 6/23 10am-4pm Denver Botanic Gardens
720-865-3500

 

Connecticut

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41 Ford Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 Native Bees at Massaro Farm

In cooperation with the Organic Land Care Program, Dr. Kimberly Stoner and Tracy Zarrillo of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will show bees caught at Massaro Farm last summer, do a tour of flowering plants that are good for bees, and discuss the benefits of native bees for pollination
Saturday, June 22, noon Website
203-736-8618

 

Delaware

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Delaware By proclamation, Governor Jack Markell declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Delaware. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Jack Markell

 

Florida

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Florida By proclamation, Governor Rick Scott declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Florida. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Rick Scott
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
National Pollinator Day

Come join the GTM Research Reserve on Saturday, June 22nd for a day celebrating pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, and bats!
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Pollinator Day Agenda:
11 - 11:45am: University of Florida's Bee Biologist Dr. Glenn Hall will introduce species of native bees in Northeast Florida
12 - 12:45pm: Florida Master Beekeeper Bo Sterk will discuss Colony Collapse Disorder. This problem effects the health of our honey bees and the economy associated with pollinators.
1 - 1:45pm: Filmographer David Montgomery will showcase never-seen-before videos of Native Pollinators on local wildflowers

Between 10am - 2pm in the Native Plant Garden families can enjoy...
~ Pollinator-friendly plant sale!
~ Samples and sale of local honey by the St. Johns County Beekeepers Association!
~ See a working beehive from local beekeeper, Joan Kramer!
~An appearance of the Florida Honey Queen and her retinue!
~ Interactive displays about other pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bats...and how you can welcome them into your garden!
~ Tours of GTM Research Reserve's Native Plant Garden!

Sat June 22, 2013, 10a - 2p GTM Research Reserve's Environmental Education Center
904.823.4500
Website
Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
How Plants Attract Pollinators - Pollinator Week Kick-off at FIU

National Pollinator Week is June 17-23. During this week, we celebrate pollinators and recognize the important role they play in providing many foods humans need for a healthy diet. Everyone knows that the job of pollinators is to pollinate flowers, but why do they do it? During the lecture and discussion, Dr. Suzanne Koptur will consider not only the importance of pollination in the life cycle of flowering plants, but how those clever plants get animals to carry their pollen to their mates.
Monday, June 17, 2013
9:30 a.m. GC 140
The event is free and open to the public.
5148 SW Cherokee St Palm City, FL 34990 Beginner Beekeeping Workshop

A one day hands-on workshop for those who wish to learn about and manage one of our great pollinators, the honey bee. Sponsored by the Treasure Coast Beekeepers Association.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
10am to 3pm
tcbeekeepers.com
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11200 SW 8 street, GC 140 Miami, FL 33199 How Plants Attract Pollinators

The Agroecology Program at Florida International University will host a distinguished lecture and discussion led by Dr. Suzanne Koptur, professor of Biological Sciences. National Pollinator Week is June 17-23. During this week, we celebrate pollinators and recognize the important role they play in providing many foods humans need for a healthy diet. Everyone knows that the job of pollinators is to pollinate flowers,but why do they do it? During the lecture and discussion, Dr. Suzanne Koptur will consider not only the importance of pollination in the life cycle of flowering plants, buthow those clever plants get animals to carry their pollen to their mates.
June 17th at 9:30am Please Visit the Agroecology Program at Florida International University at: agroecology.fiu.edu or contact us at agroecol@fiu.edu or 305-348-0186
505 Guana River Rd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
National Pollinator Day at the GTM Research Reserve

Come join the GTM Research Reserve on June 22nd for a day celebrating pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, and bats!

Pollinator Day Agenda:

•11:00am - 11:45am: University of Florida's Bee Biologist Dr. Glenn Hall will introduce species of native bees in Northeast Florida •12:00pm - 12:45pm: Florida Master Beekeeper Bo Sterk will discuss Colony Collapse Disorder. This problem effects the health of our honey bees and the economy associated with pollinators •1:00pm - 1:45pm: Filmographer David Montgomery will showcase never-seen-before videos of Native Pollinators on local wildflowers

During the interim between 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Native Plant Garden families can enjoy...

~ Pollinator-friendly plant sale!

~ Samples and sale of local honey by the St. Johns County Beekeepers Association!

~ See a working beehive from local beekeeper, Joan Kramer!

~An appearance of the Florida Honey Queen and her retinue!

~ Interactive displays about other pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bats...and how you can welcome them into your garden!

~ Tours of GTM Research Reserve's Native Plant Garden!
June 22 from 10-2pm Kenneth Rainer @ 904.823.4500
Event Website
3.5 miles East of titusville, State Road 402 Titusville, FL 32796 Celebrating National Pollinator Week Free Family Event

* Free kids butterfly and pollination activities - 10 am to 2 pm
* Wildflower photo presentation and field trip - 10 am
* Native plant Sale by Sea Rocket Chapter of the Native Plant Society
* Bats Alive! program at 1 pm Butterfly Program at 2:30 pm
* Free native plant and poster give-a-ways while supplies last
* Florida Moths: Pollinators of the Night - 8 pm
Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 am Call 321-861-5601
Visit the website

 

Georgia

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Georgia By proclamation, Governor Nathan Deal declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Nathan Deal
UGA Marine Extension Service, 715 Bay Street
Brunswick State Georgia 31520
UGA MAREX and GA Sea Grant CoastScapes National Pollinator Week Celebration

Celebrate “National Pollinator Week” with the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service and Georgia Sea Grant at their upcoming coastal Georgia event. The UGA MAREX CoastScapes Sustainable Landscaping Program and partners will host a free educational experience at the UGA Brunswick station and native plant demonstration garden (715 Bay Street) from 9:00 AM–12:00 noon on Thursday, June 20. The celebration will include tours of the pollinator habitat garden and other native plant themed gardens. CoastScapes will provide an 11 AM presentation about pollinator protection and native plant pollinator-friendly landscaping as part of the local event’s buzzing agenda. In addition, the Glynn County Farm Bureau’s Beekeepers’ Committee will be on hand with an observation honeybee hive and beekeeping information.
Thursday, June 20,
9AM - 12 noon
Keren Giovengo giovengo@uga.edu
912-280-1586
148 A West Haines Blvd. Lake Alfred, FL 33850 Celebrating Pollinator Week

There will be a sharing of the story, "Bee's Birthday Surprise" written by Theresa Kowalski. Mr. King, the local beekeeper will share his beekeeping expertise. You will also discover which plants will bring the pollinators to your yard for a visit. Buzz by for a visit.
June 22, 2013 9a.m. Sigman Earthscape Store 148 A West Haines Blvd Lake Alfred , FL 33850
863-956-1429
863-398-0198
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Hawaii

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415 S Beretania St, State Capitol Room 312
Honolulu, HI 96813
Pollinator Week Celebration

Join us at the Hawaii State Capitol Building, Room 312 for public talks and displays about Hawaii's Pollinators from: Chair Russell Kokubun, Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) HDOA Apiary Specialist Danielle Downey Dr. Karl Magnacca, Research Entomologist Division of Forestry & Wildlife Dr. Ethel Villalobos, UH Honeybee Project, Manoa The Honorable Neil Abercrombie, Governor. Light refreshments with help from pollinators!
Monday, June 17, 2013 10am-noon Lauren Rusert laurenrusert@gmail.com
808 352-3010


Illinois

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Illinois By proclamation, Governor Pat Quinn declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Illinois. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Pat Quinn
MIdewin National Tallgrass Prairie Welcome Center
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, Illinois 60481

Buzzing About the Prairie, Open to Public

Come explore prairie pollinators at Midewin! Children will do crafts, help plant a pollinator garden and use sweep nets to see what is buzzing about the prairie. Children are encouraged to bring a sack lunch so the event can wrap up with a discussion of the role pollinators played in providing items in their lunch. This event is open to the general public but is a children's learning event.



Buzzing About the Prairie, Elwood Children's Garden Day


This day is dedicated to educating the children and families involved at the Elwood Children's Garden in Elwood, Illinois about the role pollinators play in the garden and on the prairie. Children will do crafts, help plant a pollinator garden and use sweep nets to see what is buzzing about the prairie. Children are encouraged to bring a sack lunch so the event can wrap up with a discussion of the role pollinators played in providing items in their lunch.
Buzzing About the Prairie on Wednesday June 19, 9:30 to 12:30

Buzzing About the Prairie, Elwood Children's Garden Day, Thursday, June 20, 9:30 to 12:30.
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
815-423-6370 Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us http://www.fs.usda.gov/midewin
UIUC Pollinatarium, corner of Windsor and Lincoln; Common Ground Food Co-op, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, Illinois
61801
National Pollinator Week in Champaign-Urbana

The University of Illinois Department of Entomology is hosting a suite of events to celebrate National Pollinator Week this year!

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

First four Saturdays in June
Market on 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 17 - 23
Pollinator Food Guides at Common Ground Food Co-op Lincoln Square Village, Urbana, IL All during National Pollinator Week, Common Ground Food Co-op will have guides all around the store indicating which of the items need pollinators! Stop in and see how much of the food you eat on a daily basis wouldn't exist without bees, flies, birds, and bats!

Saturday, June 22
Exploring the Science of Pollination
Urbana Free Library
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn about the process of pollination by observing live moths and butterflies and the plants that they pollinate. We will break out the microscopes to get an even closer look!

Sunday, June 23
Guided Nature Walk
Meadowbrook Park, Race Street Entrance
10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Discover the interconnected relationships between the native pollinators and plants of central Illinois. Local radio personality and naturalist David Monk will guide participants on a tour of the world of pollination in the restored prairie of Meadowbrook. A great introduction to the *who, what, where, when and why* of pollinators.

Insect Photography Workshop
Meadowbrook Park, Race Street Entrance
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Learn how to photograph bees and insect pollinators in nature by entomologist and photographer Alex Wild. Especially for naturalists and insect enthusiasts, the presentation will demonstrate camera setup and technique. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome.

Nurturing Native Bees Workshop
U of I Pollinatarium, NE of the corner of Lincoln & Windsor (directions) 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 house to make a native bee house out of wood.

June 17-23, events all week www.life.illinois.edu

 

Iowa

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Iowa By proclamation, Governor Terry Branstad declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Terry Branstad

 

Kentucky

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Kentucky By proclamation, Governor Steve Beshear declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kentucky. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Steve Beshear

 

Maine

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Maine By proclamation, Governor Paul LePage declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Paul LePage


Maryland

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Maryland By proclamation, Governor Martin O'Malley declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maryland. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Martin O'Malley

 

 

Michigan

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SU Horticulture Gardens
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
2013 MSU Bee-Palooza

Learn why bees are important and what bees are found in Michigan; view the inner workings of honey bee & bumble bee colonies; learn how to build nesting boxes for solitary bees and about bee-friendly garden design.

AND FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART: pollinator-themed scavenger hunt and face-painting!

Hosted by the Michigan State University Department of Entomology and the MSU Horticulture Gardens

This event is FREE!
June 23, 2013 from 1-4PM For more information, visit the event page on Facebook

 

Minnesota

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2900 19th Street NW
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Pollination Celebration at Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center

Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center is fluttering with excitement to observe National Pollinator Week with a celebration of Bees, Butterflies, Bats, and Birds and their wondrous work as pollinators! Explore the plants and animals that sweeten the world through pollination. Visit with experts from across Minnesota Enjoy fun children's activities. Admission is free and the Celebration is a 2013 Rochesterfest Event.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
info@cascademeadow.org
www.cascademeadow.org

 

Mississippi

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Mississippi By proclamation, Governor Phil Bryant declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Mississippi. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Phil Bryant

 

Missouri

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Missouri By proclamation, Governor Jay Nixon declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Missouri. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Jay Nixon


Montana

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Montana By proclamation, Governor Steve Bullock declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Montana. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Steve Bullock


Nevada

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Nevada By proclamation, Governor Brian Sandoval declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nevada. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Brian Sandoval

 

New Mexico

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New Mexico By proclamation, Governor Susana Martinez declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Mexico. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Susana Martinez

Location change:
Coyote Call trailhead, located along Highway 4, mile marker 41

Wildflower/Pollintator Walk

We offer the hike (walk) two times. The first one is at 10 AM and the other option is at 1:00 PM. Each walk lasts about 2 hours.

Join me as we find wildflowers and their pollinators along high elevation grasslands 8,5000 ft.). We will be walking along bumpy, grassy areas. Dress in layers and bring a hat.
June 19
10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
cblumberg@vallescaldera.gov
1036 Miller Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Pollinator Workshop

A half day workshop with presentations on native pollinators and their needs, and the best plants to sustain New Mexico pollinators. There will be an opportunity to view a variety of native pollinators and to view an extensive on-site pollinator planting.
Saturday, 15th June, 2013.
9 am to Noon
Contact Deb Sandoval (debosand@nmsu.edu)
505-865-7340
Botanic Gardens, 2601 Central Ave, NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 Pollinator Celebration at Botanic Gardens

Discover the fascinating jobs of bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and other pollinators.
When Jun 23, 2013 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Where ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden 2601 Central Ave. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
Description Did you know that almost 90% of flowering plants depend on animals for pollination? Visit the Botanic Garden to learn about the fascinating jobs of bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and some of the other 200,000 species of animals that act as pollinators.

Activities and discovery stations will be under the garden tent.

What's the Buzz? Find out how pollinators keep ecosystems healthy. Discover the connection between pollinators and foods that we eat.

Learn how to create habitat for pollinators to keep them happy, healthy and hard working! Price Included with regular admission.
Sunday, June 23, 2013, 10am-2pm Botanic Gardens - ABQ BioPark Pollinator Celebration!
505-768-2000 or Dial 311 (505-768-2000)

See also website (for info about butterfly pavillion)
Albuquerque Open Space, 6500 Coors NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120 Pollinator Awareness Day - Pollinator Week

Description of Your Event: FREE pollinator informaion and bee awareness activities on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00am – 4:00 pm during National Pollinator Week.

Activities include:
•WHAT’S KILLING THE BEES?: There are many factors contributing to the decline in bees and other pollinators. Knowing how to help first requires that we know what the problem is.
•GOOD BUGS!: Who are the good bugs and how can we support them in our gardens and yards?
•ADDING BUZZ TO YOUR EVERYDAY MEALS: Whole Foods’ Healthy Eating Specialist, Erin Nelson, will give tips on using honey as a natural sweetener and tell us about its nutritional value, too.
•GET STARTED IN BEEKEEPING: Want to keep honeybees in your Albuquerque backyard? You can do it! Starter hives will be available for sale, too.
•QUEEN OF THE SUN SCREENING: The bees are disappearing—why? This amazing film, sponsored by the Open Space Alliance, explores that question.
•CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Make a native bee nest. Or make a seed ball filled with beneficial pollinator plants. See a live honeybee colony up close! Try on a beekeeper’s veil. Can you tell the difference between a pollinating fly and a bee?

Schedule of Events
Ongoing:
•Queen of the Sun
•Build a Native Bee Nest
•Seed Balls
•Make a Planter
•Honey tasting
•Honey bees on display
10:30 am – 11:00am: What’s Killing the Bees (and Other Pollinators)? Julie McIntyre

11:00 - 11:30 am: - Who are the Pollinators? Julie Mcintyre

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Good Bugs! Attracting & Sustaining Beneficial Insects, Tess Grasswitz

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Benefits of Honeybee Products

3:00 – 4:00: Getting Started with Beekeeping, Brett Rimer

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10am-4pm Event contact: Jodi Hedderig,
jhedderig@cabq.gov.
505.897.8831
Website
See also (for map, more info)
Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Pollinator Awareness Day

Ongoing:
• Queen of the Sun screening
• Build a Native Bee Nest
• Make a Seed Ball
• Make a Planter
• Honey tasting
• Honey bees on display
10:30am – 11:00am: What’s Killing the Bees (and Other Pollinators)?
11:00am - 11:30am: Who are the Pollinators?
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Good Bugs! Attracting & Sustaining Beneficial Insects
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Benefits of Honeybee Products 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Getting Started with Beekeeping
June 22nd; 10am - 4pm City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
Jodi Hedderig jhedderig@cabq.gov
(505) 897-8831
Website click here

 

New Hampshire

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New Hampshire By proclamation, Governor Maggie Wood Hassan declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Hampshire. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Maggie Wood Hassan

 

New Jersey

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New Jersey By proclamation, Governor Chris Christie declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Jersey. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Chris Christie
Monmouth County Agricultural Building Freehold, New Jersey 07728 Gardening for Beekeepers

Giving a talk for the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association on gardening to support honey bees and native bees.
June 21, 2013 7:30 pm info@ecobeneficial.com www.ecobeneficial.com

 

New York

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225
Gardening for Pollinators

This Brooklyn Botanic Garden workshop offers an intensive look at local pollinators-including bees, birds, butterflies, and beetles-and ways to create and manage landscapes that provide them with food and shelter. Get tips on "reading" flowers to interpret which group of pollinators they are trying to attract. Learn how these complicated symbiotic systems evolved and why they are so critical to maintain. Find out which plants encourage your favorite pollinators and how to design your garden for maximum benefit.

June 29, 2013 10AM to 2PM
Pier 1 park entrance, Furman St and Old Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11238 Green Series: What a Flower Wants

This walk around award-winning Brooklyn Bridge Park will be lead by Dir. of Horticulture, Rebecca McMackin. The beauty of flowers is critical in attracting pollinators. Learn to “read” your flowers and decipher the colors that attract birds, the scents that attract moths, the shapes that attract flies, and even the magnetic fields that attract bees!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7PM Website
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North Carolina

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North Carolina By proclamation, Governor Pat McCrory declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Carolina. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Pat McCrory
Here
Asheville, NC 28801
National Pollinator Week in Asheville

To celebrate the first anniversary of Asheville City Council's unanimous decision to become the inaugural Bee City USA (the first of what we hope to be many cities), Asheville is holding entertaining and educational events for kids and adults.
June 14-23, 2013 www.beecityusa.org
3824 Jackson Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 (Near the intersection of Gorman and Jackson). Raleigh, NC 27606 Pollinator Health Initiative Meet & Greet

The College of Agriculture and Life Science's Office of Sustainability Programs has partnered with local organizations to establish beehives around NC State's campus. The intent is that they will be used for research, education and outreach to raise awareness about honeybee health. CALS is taking significant steps in the research and academic community to educate our community about shrinking green space, increasing food production and enhancing food safety. Please join us to learn more about honeybees and beekeeping.
June 21, 2013, 2pm Our website
People can register to attend here.
If you have questions you can contact
carrie.rogers@ncsu.edu, or (919) 513-0332
3540 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
Share the Buzz

Help us raise awareness about amazzzzing honeybees and all that they do for us. Join us on our patio where we'll have local honey vendors, observation hives, and bee experts on hand to educate customers about the life of the honeybee. We'll also be sampling recipes and honey from local vendors! Finally, we'll have 3 showings of the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees" narrated by Ellen Page!
Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00 -
2:00 PM
Tammy Karant tammy.karant@wholefoods.com
919-828-5805
Website

 

North Dakota

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North Dakota By proclamation, Governor Jack Dalrymple declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Dakota. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Jack Dalrymple


Ohio

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Ohio By proclamation, Governor John Kasich declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Ohio. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor John Kasich
Shawnee State Park West Portsmouth, OH 45663 Mothapalooza!

Mothapalooza is an event geared towards all levels of interest and ability, featuring guided outdoor experiences. Topnotch experts will man nocturnal light traps that are guaranteed to attract blizzards of moths of many species. There will also be daytime field trips to some of the most interesting habitats in Ohio, many of which support rare plants and animals found nowhere else in the state.

Professionals will present programs, and conduct workshops. This is sure to be an interesting weekend full of exciting finds and unique experiences.

Mothapalooza will be based out of the Shawnee State Park Lodge deep within Shawnee State Forest in southern Ohio.

Trips will range throughout the 65,000 acre forest, and to neighboring Adams County and the sprawling Edge of Appalachia preserve.
June 14-16, 2013 - the weekend leading in to Pollinator Week!
Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Dr.
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Wild About Wildlife

All ages are welcome to get closer to native wildlife at this free event with 12 learning centers featuring pollinators including bees, butterflies and moths, hummingbirds, and bats as well as native plant gardening for pollinators, especially monarchs. Hands on art activities are included.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Check-in: 9:30am
Program:
10-noon
www.natures-nursery.org
(419) 877-0060
4240 Ira Road Akron, OH 44333 Pollinator walk

National Pollinator Week Bug Walk

Did you know that almost 90 percent of all flowering plant species need the help of animals to move their heavy pollen grains from plant to plant for fertilization? Most of these pollinators are insects. The UA Field Station at Bath Nature Preserve will celebrate National Pollinator Week with a walk/talk focused on pollinating insects on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Directions to the Bath Nature Preserve can be found at http://www3.uakron.edu/biology/fieldstation/
June 22 2013; 1PM Website
rjm2@uakron.edu




Oklahoma

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Oklahoma By proclamation, Governor Mary Fallin declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oklahoma. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Mary Fallin



Oregon

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Oregon
By proclamation, Governor John Kitzhaber declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oregon. June 17-23, 2013
Office of Governor John Kitzhaber
21st and NE Ainsworth
Portland, OR 97211
Bike a Bee Hive Rides - NE

“Be” one of many in a swarm of bees on bikes!
We will:
- Come dressed as a bee or flower (you and /or your bike). Extra hugs for coming as drones or Queens!
- We’ll have a few dress-up supplies on hand.
- We do final dressing up, learn the waggle dance ( soooo easy) then ride out around 1230 pm, detouring at times from the Sunday Parkways route to visit bee hives and bee gardens.
- At Woodlawn and Rigler Parks well Flash Mob ‘em with our waggle dance, sung to “I’m a Honey Bee, Buzzing ‘Round Your Hive”
- Pass out honey for playing a bee trivia game.
- Fill out your Bike-a-Bee Passport card.
- Spin the Bike Wheel of Bee Knowledge – win prizes.

AND it all happens on the last day of Last day of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), just days before the grand opening of LiveHoneyBees’ publically displayed observation hive at Six Days Gallery on June’s last Thursday on Alberta.

Start point: NE corner of Alberta Park NE 21st and Ainsworth at noon. End point LiveHoneyBees apiary @ 5035 NE 23rd Ave Portland OR 97211 at 2:30 pm.

Look for the bees on bike in that intersection.
Cost: $10 donation basis
Drop ins are welcome – AND It would be great to know who’s registered.

Web link: http://www.livehoneybees.com/bike-a-bee-hive-rides/

Want to help LiveHoneyBees with this fun event?

Send Brian and email @ brian@LiveHoneyBees.com!

Sun. June 23rd, 2013 www.livehoneybees.com
Bruce Starker Arts Park
Corvallis, OR 97333
Buzz About Benton: a self guided tour of bee hives

This uniquely-Corvallis tour includes a variety of hive types at the stunning Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, a selection of excellent backyard hives set in beautiful gardens, hives at a farm and a commercial nursery and, of course, a pair of booming hives at SAGE! No need to suit up – the hives will be closed during the tour. Come early to see in-hive demos, kid’s activities, browse the vendors including a selection of bee loved plants for sale, taste local honey and more. Stay late for an after party at Downward Dog, featuring drinks made from Nectar Bee Supply honey and Nectar Creek Honey Wine or sip on cider from 2Towns Ciderhouse! Visit our website to purchase tickets.
Sunday June 30, 2013
12-4 pm
Nectar Bee Supply
Email
541-224-6842
Website
Sauvie Island Center, 13901 NW Howell Park Rd,
Portland, OR 97231
Pollination Celebration!

On June 22nd the Sauvie Island Center will host Pollination Celebration on the grounds of Howell Territorial Park and the Sauvie Island Organics farm. Attendees will search the farm and native hedgerow for pollinators. Using kid-sized magnifying glasses they'll get a close-up look at how bees use their bodies to gather pollen. Magnifying glasses will also help attendees see how flowers and plants attract pollinators and facilitate the pollination process. Kids will even have the chance to play the role of a pollinator, transferring pollen from one plant to another. Other activities include a look at honey combs,honey tasting and instructions for making Mason Bee houses and attracting pollinators to their gardens. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, enjoy the grounds of Howell Territorial Park and visit one of the many neighboring u-pick berry farms on Sauvie Island.

Established in 2005, the Sauvie Island Center educates youth about food, farming and the land. Shari Raider, owner of Sauvie Island Organics, founded the center in response to the growing number of requests for farm tours she was receiving from local schools. Ms. Raider teamed up with James Beard award-winning chef Cory Schreiber and recruited educator-volunteers to develop the farm-based, hands-on curriculum. This year the Center expects to host more than 1,500 students. Approximately 60% of schools visiting the Sauvie Island Center receive Title 1 funding and are only able to participate in field trips though the Center’s scholarship program.
June 22nd
10 am to noon
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania By proclamation, Governor Tom Corbett declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Pennsylvania. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Tom Corbett
1585 Main Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508
June Flower Explosion!

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 on sale for National Pollinator Week. Including parsley, dill, zinnias, salvia, cosmos, lantana, penta, black - eyed susans, flowering trees, such as dogwoods, and much more. Significant savings on each purchase. Trees and shrubs starting at 20% off. Find us on Facebook for more information. 610-582-8703 springgardenfarms.biz
June 17-23, 2013
During Normal Business Hours
Spring Garden Farms Inc.
1585 Main Street Birdsboro, PA 19508
Phone Number:
610-582-8703
Website: springgardenfarms.biz
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Rhode Island

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Rhode Island By proclamation, Governor Lincoln Chafee declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Rhode Island. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Lincoln Chafee



South Carolina

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South Carolina By proclamation, Governor Nikki Haley declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Carolina. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Nikki Haley



Texas

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Texas By proclamation, Governor Rick Perry declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Texas. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Rick Perry
1 Nature Place MCKINNEY, TX 75069 Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. Learn facts about butterflies and the importance of pollinators. 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. This area is also a great setting for nature photography. You may even find a few ideas to try in your own garden!
Through September 29, 2013; Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 1-5PM Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary info@heardmuseum.org 972.562.5566 http://www.heardmuseum.org



Tennessee

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Tennessee By proclamation, Governor Bill Haslam declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Tennessee. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Bill Haslam
315 John R. Rice Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Outdoor Classroom is located next to the Farmer's Market

Celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Outdoor Classroom

Bee Smart- Protecting the Bird and the Bees and Other Famous Pollinators. Did you know that birds, bees, bats, butterflies and even small mammals help to provide nearly one third of our food through pollination? Join this lively lesson about protecting and attracting these earth-friendly creatures to your garden.

Tuesday, June 18 and
Friday, June 21 from
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Drop in anytime
Mimi D. Keisling
One South Public Square, Room 211, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615.542.4633
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Utah

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500 S. 500 W. Logan, Utah 84321 Celebrate National Pollinator Week with the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit

Pollinators are essential for our planet to remain healthy and prosperous. Close to 75% of the flowering plants on earth rely on pollinators in order to set seed or fruit. It is estimated that 1/3 of the human food supply is dependent on pollinators, as well as the food supply of a vast number of wildlife species. However, we now stand at a crossroad where pollinators are at great extinction risk from human growth and development. With declines of managed and wild pollinators on the rise, scientists are joining local communities around the globe to take action to help pollinators and secure adequate pollination for food crops.

The USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit invites you to celebrate National Pollinator Week (http://pollinator.org/pollinator_week_2013.htm) with us at the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market (http://www.gardenersmarket.org/) on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Visit our booth, where you can learn more about a special group of pollinators: the bees. We will have world-renowned pollinator scientists, students, and staff on site to answer your questions about some of the 20,000 species of bees known to humans, as well as the current “buzz” in pollinator research. We will also have an assortment of educational handouts and Utah plant lists to help boost pollinator abundance and diversity in your backyards, gardens, and farms. See you there!
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM –
1:00 PM
Jonathan Koch jonathan.koch@ars.usda.gov
Utah Utah Pollinator Week 2013

Set some time aside this week, June 17-23, to do something to help the pollinators in your own backyard.
June 23, 2013

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Virginia

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Virginia By proclamation, Governor Bob McDonnell declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Virginia. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Bob McDonnell
Children's Farm Lawn Maymont
Richmond, VA 23220
Free Family Event Buzzing with Fun!

For kids: Storytelling, Puppet show, Children's Crafts area, See Inside a Bee Hive, Dance Like a Bee, Visit the Butterfly Tent!
For adults: Displays on Pollinators, Tips for your Garden, Plant Suggestions, Food & Beverage Samples, Butterfly Garden Tours!
June 15, 2013
11 am - 3 pm

edwardssu@chesterfield.gov

Click here for the website

Central Library Community Garden (near east tennis courts), 1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201

Pollination, Pollinators, Perennials

Put out the welcome mat for native bees, beneficial and beautiful insects by increasing perennial biodiversity in the community garden of the Arlington Central Library. “Pollination, pollinators, perennials” is one in a summer series of Wednesday night “Garden Talks” sponsored by the Arlington Food Assistance Center’s (AFAC) Plot Against Hunger program and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Talks are led by volunteers and staff from AFAC and the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV). Also visit any of the MGNV demonstration gardens in Arlington and Alexandria to see pollinators in action or visit mgnv.org for interesting articles and information. June’s feature articles include “Bee-havior: Gathering and Transporting Pollen” and “Ladybugs and their Larvae.”

July 10, 2013, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm http://mgnv.org/

 

Washington

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5241 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
We love the bees

A special talk by University of Washington's Evan Sugden on his bee course's mission to find ways that small groups of beekeepers could pool resources to purify their own wax and re-establish a healthy environment for their bees. If successful, the benefits might stimulate the entire wax industry to begin to purify wax on a larger scale, which it has been unwilling to do so far. Followed by the screening of the film Vanishing of the Bees (8pm) Join us for the unveiling of our new cocktail created by Julia Hughes - where a portion of this drinks sales will be donated towards various organizations focused on helping to save the bees.
6/19/13
7:00pm
www.lucidseattle.com
206-402-3042


Washington, DC

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U.S. Dept. of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240
Pollinators Depicted in American Indian Art

Highlighting American Indian arts and crafts that depict pollinators and/or are made with materials from plants that rely on pollinators. Enjoy the beauty of American Indian jewelry, pottery, basketry, weavings and more that honor pollinators and the natural world.
June 12 - 26, 2013; Open
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm and third Saturdays from
10am -4pm (Saturday, June 15th).
The Indian Craft Shop,
email them, 202-208-4056, www.indiancraftshop.com
2th & Independence, SW
Washington, DC 20250
USDA People's Garden Pollinator Festival

USDA’s People’s Garden Initiative will host its fourth annual pollinator festival to celebrate National Pollinator Week on Friday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside next to the People’s Garden and USDA Farmers Market along 12th Street, SW. We’ll be buzzing with excitement if you can participate! If your organization is interested in exhibiting or hosting a family-friendly pollinator-themed activity, please email Annie Ceccarini at annie.ceccarini@dm.usda.gov with the name of your organization, brief description of your activity, number of tables, chairs and tablecloths needed, electrical needs (if any), and whether or not you need parking. Please provide this information asap. 10x10 tents will be provided for all exhibitors.
Friday, June 21, 10-2:00pm usda.gov/peoplesgarden
Garden at corner of 11th and Harvards Sts NW Washington, DC 20009 Cirque D'Insectes

We are thrilled to announce City Blossoms' 5th annual Garden Fiesta - The Cirque D'Insectes! Join City Blossoms' growing community in showing off your inner insect identity - and you just might win a prize! There will be scrumptious goodies, colorful cocktails, juicy raffle items, and fabulous prizes for the night's best insect costumes.

City Blossoms is a DC-based non-profit dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces. In 2013 City Blossoms has continued to support community development through gardening, arts and healthy living at over 16 schools, community centers, and neighborhood green spaces. Each year the Garden Fiesta supports free, intereactive activities for all at our Community Green Spaces throughout the season. Spread the BUZZ!
June 20th 6:30pm-9:00pm

Lola Bloom lola@cityblossoms.org

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921 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003 Vanishing of the Bees Film Screening

Center for Food Safety and Beyond Pesticides invite you to a film screening of Vanishing of the Bees and discussion with Director Maryam Henein. Synopsis of the film: Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.
Monday June 17th,
7pm-9pm
Larissa Walker at
Center for Food Safety.
(202) 547 - 9359 or Email
Also register here.
300 Longworth House Office Building,
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20510
APPLIED BEE-ONIMICS, How the Honey Bee Genome Project is Revolutionizing Pollinator Research

National C-FAR Lunch~N~Learn Hill Seminar in conjunction with National Pollinator Week featuring Dr. May Berenbaum, University of Illinois. Open to Public. RSVP Requested.

Abstract: The complete sequence of the honey bee genome was published in 2006 after four years of concentrated effort. The project, the brainchild of a consortium of scientists comprising university laboratories around the world, the U.S. apiculture industry, and the USDA, was funded by NIH, the USDA, and private donors, including industry representatives. The timing proved opportune in that release of the genome coincided with the first reports of unprecedented bee losses associated with the phenomenon now known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Although CCD remains challenging, the availability of the bee genome proved transformative in elucidating basic bee biology and investigating the stresses experienced by America’s honey bees, providing new insights and new tools for investigating bee health. These tools facilitated the identification of many hitherto unreported bee pathogens and enabled the identification of predictive markers and potential molecular diagnostics for CCD. At the same time, the discovery of a universal bacterial flora revealed the existence of symbiotic gut flora that may be critical to bee health. Also facilitated was identification of genes encoding specific enzymes that metabolize acaricides used by beekeepers to control the parasitic varroa mite and pesticides encountered by bees as they forage for pollen and nectar and provide pollination services to U.S. agriculture. The investment in sequencing the honey bee genome was immediately justified in generating useful new knowledge and continues to provide the foundation for an ongoing revolution in bee science.
Monday, June 17, 12-1 Eastern Tom Van Arsdall tom@vanarsdall.com

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Wyoming

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Wyoming By proclamation, Governor Matt Mead declared June 17-23, 2013 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wyoming. June 17-23, 2013 Office of Governor Matt Mead
LaBonte Park (Sheilds and 9th St.)
Laramie, WY 82072
Pollinator Party

Free and open to the public. Participants can get a hands-on, close-up look at the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds that make our fruits, flowers, vegetables and prairies possible! Family-friendly and completely interactive.
June 17, 2013; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Brenna Marsicek
brenna.marsicek@uwyo.edu
307-766-6240
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Undine Park, 5th and Ord St. Laramie, WY 82072 Pollinator Day at the Market

The Laramie Local Community Market (Undine Park) will focus on pollinators on June 20. Play pollination games, get your face painted with a pollinator design, and learn more about pollinators! All children who come dressed as their favorite pollinator will win a prize!
June 20,
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Brenna Marsicek
brenna.marsicek@uwyo.edu
307-766-6240
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Canada




Ontario

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Riverside Park East Guelph, Ontario N1E 3R6 The Power of Pollinators - Two Rivers Festival

Description of Your Event: Pollination Guelph will be participating in the Two Rivers festival with interpretive walks through neighbourhoods to look at pollinator-friendly gardening aspects, a chance to look at several of our planting areas, displays of information, kids activities, and more. Our event will run from 10:30am-1:30pm at Riverside Park East (behind the fire station on Speedvale Ave.), with guided walks at 11am and 12:30pm. For more information about Pollination Guelph and its activities, visit www.pollinationguelph.ca.

10:30am - 1:30pm
June 15, 2013
Pollination Guelph pollinationguelph@gmail.com www.pollinationguelph.ca
870-866 Dundas St. E., London, ON N6A4H4 "BEE AWESOME" - Presented by Food Not Lawns London Canada

Friday, June 21 - 6-7pm Vegan Potluck 7-8pm Presentation on Pollinators 8-10pm Film Screening Queen of The Bees @ Medium - 870 Dundas St London Ontario. Saturday, June 22 - 10-11am Pollinator Planting Party 12-1pm Lunch 1-3pm Building Bee Hotel Workshop @LifeSpin - 866 Dundas St London Ontario. Please register for the "Bee Hotel" Workshop before June 17, 2013, by contacting foodnotlawnslondoncanada@gmail.com
For children ages 6-12, Whole Families Welcome.
Friday, June 21, 6-10pm & Saturday, June 22, 10am-3pm. Website click here
241270, Conc. #16. North of Neustadt off Grey Rd. #10. Neustadt, Ontario N0G 2M0

Pollinator Patches

Have you noticed a lack of pollinators around your property this year? Have you heard a broadcast or read an article talking about the decline of bees and other pollinators in recent years? Well there's a big something you can do to be a friend of pollinators: come join us for a FREE workshop.

"Pollinator Patches" Learn about the importance of pollinators, their decline and how you can create habitat using native plants and make a big difference! Presentation by Carol Dunk, former President of the Ontario Horticultural Association, Master Gardener and former Georgian College teacher. Carol is passionate about pollinators and is part of the "Roadsides" project, an initiative to get more habitat on municipal roadsides, ditches and private boulevards. Come learn how to turn your garden or farm into a haven for the myriad beautiful native pollinators and make a big difference for your community at the same time.

FREE. Pot-luck lunch, please bring a mug.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 10:00am-1:00pm nathanjcarey@gmail.com

16 William Street West
Waterloo
Ontario N2L 1J3

Screening of Queen of the Sun

Bailey's Local Foods and Pollination Canada have teamed together to bring you a film that celebrates both Pollinator Week (June 17th-23rd) and the Summer Solstice! It's taking place at First United Church (corner of William and King Streets -- same place as Bailey's food pick-up and yes, that day is also a pick-up day!) at 7:30pm on Friday June 21st. Cost is $5 per person. Since 1 in 3 bites of food is possible thanks to insect pollinators, you might be interested to know that you can enjoy tasty morsels of food in the vicinity that evening, as Solstice Sampling is also taking place in Waterloo Square. Here's to a beautiful summer, where pollinators thrive and the harvests are bountiful.
Friday June 21st 2013 at 7:30pm (EDT) www.pollinationcanada.ca
4700 Keele St Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3

Creating a pollination garden in Ontario.

1. Visit the HNES Native plants garden at York University 2. Workshop to design the pollination garden of your own you can bring your site measurement. I will prepare color pencil, paper and Ontario native plants books.

10-12:00 am, Wednesday, 26th 2013 Shari Hu


 

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201, avenue du Président-Kennedy, local PK-2675 (Métro Place des arts) Montréal, QC Canada, H2X 2J6
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2J6

Conférence - Nos abeilles sauvages en ville: une diversité insoupçonnée en lien avec l’aménagement urbain

Dans le cadre de la semaine des pollinisateurs, Miel Montréal et Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) sont heureux d’organiser, en collaboration avec Ville en vert et le CRAPAUD, un midi-conférence avec Étienne Normandin.

Étienne Normandin a eu un coup de foudre pour les insectes dès son enfance. Fondateur d’AnimaNature et représentant de l’AEAQ, Étienne est un entomologiste très actif au Québec. Aujourd’hui il fait sa maîtrise en entomologie (Université Laval et McGill) sur un sujet qui lui tient à cœur : les abeilles. Celui-ci fera une conférence sur la biodiversité des abeilles à Montréal. Cette conférence s’insère le cadre de la série de séminaires 2012-2013 du le Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) de l’Institut des sciences de l’environnement

Au Québec, environ 300 espèces d’abeilles pollinisent les plantes de notre cher patrimoine floristique. Leur présence et leur santé sont devenues les soucis de bien des écologistes en plus de l’urbanisation qui est devenue un des principaux facteurs de fragmentation et de destruction des milieux naturels. Ce phénomène en pleine expansion dans la plupart des régions du globe peut perturber les pollinisateurs qui évoluent en ville. Au Québec, aucune étude d’ampleur n’a encore été réalisée dans leur but d’évaluer la richesse et l’abondance des pollinisateurs sauvages en milieu urbain. Cette conférence, basée sur les résultats d’une recherche en cours, vous fera prendre conscience de l’importance et de la diversité des pollinisateurs sur l’île de Montréal et du lien de celle-ci avec l’aménagement du territoire, dont l’agriculture urbaine et les parcs.

June 18th 2013, 12h30 to 14h00 Marc Sardi
marc@ecoquartier.ca info@mielmontreal.com
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1019,avenue Cartier
Quebec
G1R2S3
La reine malade

Projection du film documentaire la reine malade de Pascal Sanchez suivie d'un change en compagnie de Melissa Girard (Universit Laval) et de Dominique Bernier (AmiEs de la Terre de Quebec). Entr e gratuite, contribution volontaire sugg r e. En collaboration avec Nature Quebec et les AmiEs de la Terre de Quebec.
20 juin 2013 19h00 Heloise Fernandez
Claire Deborne
4186482104 poste 2075
6584, boul Saint Laurent
Montréal, Québec H2S 3C6
Projection *Le mystère de la disparition des abeilles*

Dans le cadre de la semaine Nord Américaine des pollinisateurs

Miel Montréal présente Jeudi 20 juin à 18h00 au BAR POPULAIRE Le mystère de la disparition des abeilles De Mark Daniels // Gratuit / Ouvert à toutes et tous //

La projection sera suivie d'une discussion, au plaisir de vous y retrouver. N'hésitez pas à vous amener quelque chose à manger !
jeudi 20 juin, 18h00

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2900, chemin de la Tour, pavillon Roger-Gaudry, local Z-200
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J6
Ateliers sur les pollinisateurs suivi de l'installation d'un nichoir pour abeilles solitaires

P.A.U.S.E., en collaboration avec Miel Montréal, a le plaisir de vous inviter à un atelier sur l'importance des pollinisateurs quant au maintien d’un écosystème et d’une biodiversité prospère en ville. L'atelier comprendra, entre autres, des information concernant la trousse PolliniMini.

Descriptif du conférencier :

Marc est diplômé en biologie de la faune et en horticulture. Il a travaillé pendant plusieurs années en tant que biologiste sur divers projets reliés, entre autre, à l'écologie des oiseaux. Par la suite, Marc a entrepris le métier d'animateur scientifique à l'Insectarium et au Jardin botanique de Montréal où il a développé ses talents en communication publique et en vulgarisation de la science. Son objectif principal au sein de Ville en vert est de « ramener la nature en ville » à travers les actions suivantes:
- la création d'ilots de fraicheur;
- l'élaboration de jardins collectifs, écologiques et biodiversifiés;
- la démystification et la promotion des insectes pollinisateurs;
- l'animation d'ateliers et conférences sur les différents thèmes reliés à la biodiversité en ville.

Il a d’ailleurs mis sur pied la trousse PolliniMini qui vise la sensibilisation du public aux insectes pollinisateurs urbains.

June 18th 2013,
9:00 - 10:30
Alexandre Beaudoin
info@mielmontreal.com
(514)343-6111 ext 5226
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Place Laurier (station Laurier, sortie Laurier) City: Montreal, Quebec
H2J 1E7
4 à 6 festif en hommage aux pollinisateurs urbains

Dans le cadre de la Semaine des pollinisateurs 2013, Miel Montréal a le plaisir de vous inviter à un 4 à 6 festif afin de célébrer les pollinisateurs urbains! Sur place, vous rencontrerez des intervenants passionnés œuvrant dans les domaines de la biodiversité, l’agriculture et l’apiculture à Montréal. Des démonstrations de ruches urbaines, de plantes mellifères et de techniques pour attirer les pollinisateurs sauvages seront au menu. Une dégustation de miels urbains vous sera également proposée. C’est un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer à la place du métro Laurier (station Laurier, sortie Laurier) à de 16h à 18h. L’évènement précède l’assemblée générale de Miel Montréal qui aura lieu juste en face au 454 Laurier Est à 18h30.
June 18th 2013,
16:00 to 18:00
Marc Sardi
marc@ecoquartier.ca info@mielmontreal.com
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(514) 522-6172
Parvis de l'église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 480 rue Saint-Jean
Québec, Qc G1R 1P4
Parade des Incroyables Pollinisateurs

Dans le cadre du Mouvement des Incroyables Comestibles (Incredible Edible) et de la Semaine des Pollinisateurs, venez défiler avec nous dans les rues du quartier ! Si vous le désirez, vous êtes invité à vous costumer en pollinisateur (abeille, papillon, bourdon, etc) ! Vos instruments de musique et vos plantations à partager seront les bienvenus également !

Pour « polliniser le territoire », nous défilerons tous ensemble dans les rues du quartier en distribuant nos boutures aux commerçants et aux passants !

* Sur place : possibilité de fabriquer son costume (apportez un T-shirt blanc à colorier), quelques boutures à distribuer seront disponibles.

Veuillez noter qu’en cas de pluie, l’événement sera reporté au lendemain, même heure.
Samedi 22 juin 2013, 13h Camille B. Lefrançois et Marine Gauthier
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Champ des possibles à l’angle de l’avenue Henri-Julien et de la rue du Laos (métro Laurier et Rosemont) Montreal, Quebec H2S 2T7 Safari de pollinisateurs urbains!

Dans le cadre de la Semaine des pollinisateurs 2013, Miel Montréal, en collaboration avec AnimaNature, et Ville en vert, vous invite à découvrir les pollinisateurs urbains directement dans leur habitat.

Venez rencontrer des experts en entomologie et en apiculture qui animeront une excursion d’identification d’insectes pollinisateurs et une démonstration de ruche dans un décor unique de nature en ville.

Lors de cette activité, vous apprendrez à identifier les espèces d’abeilles indigènes les plus communes ainsi qu’une multitude d’autres insectes pollinisateurs. Les abeilles mellifères du Champs des Possibles vous seront également présentées ainsi que les principes de bases de l’apiculture urbaine.

Où? : Champ des Possibles, à l’angle de l’avenue Henri-Julien et de la rue du Laos (métro Laurier et Rosemont) Quand? : Samedi, le 22 juin 2013 à 13h30 Combien ça coute? : Contribution volontaire Incriptions : info@mielmontreal.com ou (514) 447-6229

En cas de pluie, l’activité aura lieu le lendemain, dimanche 23 juin à la même heure.

Les experts sur place :

Étienne Normandin : Entomologiste et étudiant à la maitrise (McGill et Université Laval) dont la recherche traite sur la diversité des abeilles indigènes à Montréal. Étienne est aussi naturaliste et fondateur d’AnimaNature.

Marc Sardi : Chargé de projet en biodiversité urbaine pour Ville en vert. À travers ses actions, Marc sensibilise le public à l’importance des pollinisateurs sauvages urbains.

Une activité pour toute la famille!

Samedi le 22 juin 2013, 13h30 Marc Sardi
marc@ecoquartier.ca info@mielmontreal.com
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Hungary

Budapest

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Zászlós utca 54.
Budapest 1143
Signature collection to save pollinators

Greenpeace Hungary is collection signatures to protect bees and other pollinators in Hungary - focusing on the harmful effects of industrial agriculture.
17/06/2013 - 23/06/2013 Through email: mehek@greenpeace.hu Through web: greenpeace.hu/mehek
Sign petition: mehpusztulas.hu