See the 2011 Pollinator Events that took place

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 20-26, 2011 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Alabama By proclamation, Governor Robert Bentley declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Alabama. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Robert Bentley


Mount Magazine State Park
16878 Highway 309
Paris, AR 72855

Enjoy hikes, seminars, the popular Bub Bonanza, Master Gardener plant sale, and more during the 15th annual Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival. Don't miss this celebration of the park's resources.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lori Spencer at the park's visitor center at (479) 963-8502.
June 24-25, 2011
8:00 am -
8:00 pm

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival
Arkansas By proclamation, Governor Mike Beebe declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arkansas. June 20-26, 2011 Office of Governor Mike Beebe


Location Event When Contact
Tohono Chul Park 7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704

Landscaping for Pollinators: Sonoran Desert Style
Tuesday, June 21 at 7pm / Ed. Ctr. #1
Landscaping for desert pollinators is one of the best ways to enjoy wildlife up close in your outdoor living space. The continued viability of the Sonoran Desert depends, in part, on the success of its native pollinators – from bees to beetles – whose numbers continue to be adversely affected by climate change, habitat loss and environmental pollutants. Shelly Ann Abbott, Master of Landscape Architecture, shares ideas for backyard gardens that incorporate native plants and replicate the conditions necessary to create a pollinator corridor. Free.

Hummingbirds: Arizona’s Flying Jewels
Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm / Ed. Ctr. #1
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Conservation Biologist Karen Krebbs, is here to entertain you with hummingbird facts and fun! Krebbs has been studying hummingbirds, and bats, for 24 years and is eager to share her knowledge of hummingbird behavior, nesting biology, identification tips and ways to attract these tiny jewels to your garden and home. Did you know that Arizona is home to an exciting diversity of hummingbird species – 18 in all? These small, energetic pollinators will certainly bring a smile to your face! Free

Bats in Your Backyard?
Thursday, June 23 at 7pm / Ed. Ctr. #1
Dr. Christa Weise, Bat Conservation International’s migratory bat specialist, offers an introduction to all 28 species of bats occurring in Arizona. The focus is on two species of migratory, nectar-feeding bats that are part-time residents of Arizona, but who fulfill important ecosystem duties as pollinators for columnar cacti and other plants of the Sonoran Desert. Weise discusses current findings on these night-time pollinators and shares tips on how you can help in the conservation of these bats, and maybe even attract them to your own backyard. Free.

Trouble in Paradise: Threats to Native Bees

Friday, June 24 at 7pm / Ed. Ctr. #1
Dr. Stephen Buchmann, co-author of The Forgotten Pollinators, showcases North American native bee diversity and discusses current threats to bees and other pollinators, including recent updates on Colony Collapse Disorder. He examines the amazing ways bees make a living - from carpenters to masons to social parasite free-loaders - along with their fantastic mutualistic dances with flowering plants. Buchmann also has suggestions for simple steps we all can take to help native bees and other pollinators prosper in our backyards, gardens and schools. You can become a bee rancher, a pollinator landlord! Free

See the dates per event to the left
Arizona By proclamation, Governor Jan Brewer declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arizona. June 20-26, 2011 Office of Governor Jan Brewer
City of Chandler Environmental Education Center
4050 E. Chandler Heights
Chandler, AZ 85249
Celebrate National Pollinator Week in the Sonoran Desert!
What do some flies, bees, birds, butterflies, moths, bats and beetles have in common?
They are secret undercover agents who help us - pollinators! Join us to celebrate National Pollinator Week as we look for these busy helpers at work on the first official day of summer and learn about their double lives. Pollinators positively effect all of us – let’s celebrate them! Bring plenty of water and comfortable walking shoes (no sandals, please!)
June 21, 2011
6:30 - 8pm
Daniella Lamis


Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3722
Join us for a lecture by UCSC's Chris Lay entitled "Meet the Pollinators of Santa Cruz County Plants" and then join us outside in our Garden Learning Center as we plant a brand new pollinator garden. A botanist and entomologist will be on hand to teach participants how to create their own pollinator garden at home.
June 25, 2011
10:00 AM
Laemmle Monica
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, acclaimed director of the grass-roots hit THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Many local organizations will be participating throughout the week, including: Edible Orange County, Slow Foods and more!
June 17 - 23, 2011
Multiple showings each day
Amanda Elder
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Singer Lane
Spring Valley, CA 92019
"Hike with a Ranger... Celebrate Pollinator Week!"

This event is taking place on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, a conserved public land that provides habitat to many threatened and endangered species of San Diego, including native pollinators. The hike will run from 8am to approximately 10am, and will be featuring a US Fish & Wildlife Service Biologist experienced in the field of entomology and pollinators, etc. Both he and USFWS Interpretive Ranger Lisa Cox will be leading the hike. It is family friendly and fairly flat ground.

Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Goody bags filled with posters, and a "Top 10 native plants to plant in your backyard" list, etc. will be given out to participants.

Please RSVP to Lisa at (619) 575-2704 X 316.
June 25, 2011
8am - 10am
Lisa Cox

Riverside, CA 92507
Ask The Artist with Mindy Lighthipe

Natural science illustrator and author, Mindy Lighthipe, will participate in an Ask The Artist Q&A during National Pollinator Week. Mindy is the author and illustrator of "Mother Monarch" (2010). She received a silver medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for "Symbiosis" a series of paintings about insects and their host plants. Mindy will respond to readers' questions June 20-24, 2011 at ArtPlantae Today. Learn more here.

You are invited to ask Mindy questions about her botanical and entomological work and her upcoming workshop in Costa Rica. Please post your question by June 20.
June 20-24, 2011
Tania Marien & the Great Sunflower Project
1718 Stuart St.
Berkeley, CA 94703, the social network for gardeners, announces Bee-a-Thon 2011, an online interactive town hall meeting coming live to a worldwide audience on July 16, from 9 am to 9 pm PST, to shed light on the plight of our bees.  Learn how a bee helps supply one in every three bites of food, contributes billions of dollars to global economies and faces challenges from colony collapse disorder and other threats. Tune in as top bee experts, beekeepers and key environmental players reveal the latest buzz on what's happening to our bees and what we can do to make a difference. Ask the experts questions on-screen, in real-time.  It's easy to join the conversation and get inspired to take action.

The Bee-a-Thon event is in support of the Great Bee Count, a Citizen Science effort by the Great Sunflower Project to count bees and discover why our most important pollinators appear to be disappearing.  To sign-up as a Citizen Scientist and begin counting bees today, visit:

Bee curious.  Bee aware.  Bee a good neighbor.

July 16, 2011
9 am to 9 pm US-PST
Emmet Brady
California Institute of Environmental Design & Management (CIEDM)
Arcadia EcoHome Victory Garden, 8th Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
CIEDM Meetup on National Pollinator Week CIEDM volunteers & guests will be invited to participate in the meetup to work on maintaining and enhancing pollinator attractions in the flower, vegetable & orchard gardens of the Vicory Garden which is registered with the victory Garden Foundation and a National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat. Prior to the work, Dr. Huang will provide an educational briefing on the Pollinator Week, a walk through as to what works are needed to make the garden more pollinator friendly, and assign the works. Upon completion of the maintenance & enhancement works, organic fruits and vegetables will be harvested and shared with the participants. Five to seven invited guests are anticipated.

Arcadia EcoHome is a certifed green building - Greenrated by Build It Green. Its ground is featured with a number of sustainable features. CIEDM has engaged a number of activities to raise community awareness of and actions on sustaining our living environment.
June 25, 2011
3-6 pm
Dr. Edward Huang
San Diego Zoo
2620 Zoo Drive
San Diego State, CA 92102
There will be a daily keeper talk on pollinators at the Insect House bee exhibit in the San Diego Zoo. We also have free World of Pollinator posters for the first 150 guests checking in at the zoo on Facebook this week. June 20-26, 2011
11:30 am
Paige Howorth
City of Chico, CA By proclamation, Governor Ann Schwab declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the City of Chico, California. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Mayor Ann Schwab


Colorado By proclamation, Governor John Hickenlooper declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Colorado. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
Coalition 4 Bees
Pearl mall- 1600 Pearl St. & 11th St. and Pearl Boulder State, CO 80305
A disco dance mob to raise awareness about the harmful effects of pesticides on honeybees and all other pollinators. We are dancing to the tune of "Staying Alive". Saturday, June 25, 2011
6:15 PM
Evelyn Freytag, Amy Fontenot &


Massaro Community Farm
41 Ford Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Hive Inspection : Perhaps you're a beekeeper or simply fascinated by these remarkable honey-making pollinators. Come learn as Ira Kettle, the CT State Bee Inspector, teaches the finer points of inspecting bee hives. Each of the eight hives in the farm's apiary will be opened and inspected. Sign up for one of the 90 minute sessions on June 25th. Session 1 at 10am / Session 2 at 12pm. Limit 20-people per session. Preregistration is required. Appropriate attire is required: long pants and long sleeves. Veils will be provided to each attendee, or bring your own bee suit. To pre-register, contact Jason Morrill, or call 203-387-0527
June 25, 2011
10am and 12pm
Connecticut By proclamation, Governor Dannel P. Malloy declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Connecticut. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Starberry Farm
81 Kielwasser Road Washington Depot, CT 06794
We avoid mowing milkweed and other beneficials which attract butterflies and are rewarded by skies full of them in our pick-your-own orchard. May-October, 2011 Starberry Farm and Orchard


Delaware By proclamation, Governor Jack Markell declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Delaware. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Jack Markell


Alachua County Beekeepers Club
17074 Northwest 188 St.
High Springs, FL 32616
A day spent educating the public about honeybees and other pollinators. Classes, lectures, open hive demonstrations, raffles, door prizes and much more. All free to the public.

We step out of pollinator's week in June and hold our event in August to help illustrate the need for everyone to step up and become more educated on how they can be a part of the solution in solving the problems of why our honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Special guests appearances during the day.
August 20th, 2011
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, FL 32608
Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. Stroll through this 6,400-square-foot screened, outdoor enclosure with subtropical and tropical plants and hundreds of living butterflies from around the world. There are live butterfly releases on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Attract pollinators to your home with the Florida Museum’s daily butterfly-friendly plants sales featuring accent, host, native and nectar plants. Gardening experts will be available to help visitors select plants and offer tips and advice.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Friday, 1-5p.m. Sunday
Plant Talk
WC 130, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
Pollinator Potluck Luncheon - everyone is invited to attend and to bring a dish that features at least one item that owes its existence to pollinators! Suggested items: casseroles, baked goods, salads...Paper goods and cutlery will be provided.

We welcome Dra. Cecilia Diaz-Castelazo from Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico who will present a seminar/workshop on Network Analysis in Plant Animal Interactions.
June 22, 2011
12 noon - 2 pm
Suzanne Koptur
USF Botanical Gardens
12210 USF Pine Dr. Tampa, FL 34612
Vendors will be selling rare and popular fruit trees. There will be vendors offering hundreds of blooming tropical and exotic plants, such as gingers, orchids, plumerias, carnivorous plants and more, all in a festive atmosphere. July 9 at noon, Garden Fern curator, Cliff Brown, will be presenting a workshop on Growing Ferns. Brown is an expert on a wide array of tropicals and natives and will be available to answer questions and offer suggestions on what plant to use where. At 11:00 the Rare Fruit Council will discuss what fruit trees to plant in the Tampa bay area and how to grow them. The International Rare Fruit Council will be there both days giving advice and answering questions. July 10 offers a Pepper Beauty Contest, the tasteful beauty contest. Any one who brings a decorated pepper to enter into the Pepper Beauty Contest gets in free on Sunday.

$5 Admission. Free parking.
July 9, 2011
10:00-4:00 & July 10; 10:00-3:00
Kim Hutton


State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
In the first 45 minutes, guest speaker Athena Anderson introduces you to the diversity and natural history of pollinating animals all over the world. In the next 30-40 minutes, enjoy a guided walk around the Flower Garden for some pollinator identification, observation, and photography. Then, in the last segment, learn about gardening for pollinators and what you can do to aid in their conservation.
June 20, 2011
2-4pm or

Athena Anderson

Georgia By proclamation, Governor Sonny Perdue declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia. June 20-26, 2011 Office of Governor Sonny Perdue


By proclamation, Governor Pat Quinn declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Illinois. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Pat Quinn


By proclamation, Governor Mitch Daniels declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Indiana. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Mitch Daniels


By proclamation, Governor Terry Branstad declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Terry Branstad


By proclamation, Governor Sam Brownback declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kansas. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Sam Brownback


By proclamation, Governor Steve Beshear declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Kentucky. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Steve Beshear


Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
8012 Blanchard Furrh Road
Shreveport, LA 71107
Exhibits in the Interpretive Building highlight honeybees and other pollinators of food crops and native plants. Naturalists are on hand to answer questions and lead trail walks.
June 22 - June 26, 2011
Wednesday - Saturday 8:00 - 5:00; Sunday 1:00 - 5:00
Louisiana By proclamation, Governor Bobby Jindal declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Louisiana. June 20-26, 2011 Office of Governor Bobby Jindal


USDA Bee Research Laboratory
Bldg 476, Entomology Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
The BRL will host an open house for the public to highlight honey bee research activities conducted at the nation’s capital by the USDA Agriculture Research Service. Visit the lab and hear about our research, advanced beekeeping techniques, and how to identify bee diseases. A detailed agenda and directions to the lab will be posted on our web site during May. June 21, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University of Maryland Extension
Salisbury Zoo
Salisbury, MD 21801
The Maryland Master Gardeners will have a display on pollinators - high lighting butterflies. plants and flowers that provide nectar and pollin will also be on display. A local bee keeper and the University of Maryland State Specialist will also be there with handouts and live bees.

Following the Pollinators Day, a local bee keeper and Ginny Rosenkranz, Extension Educator, will create a video on beekeeping, finding Queens, opening up a hive and talking about the plants that need pollinators to provide us with the vegetables and fruits of summer. the video will be available as Delmarva Gardens - pollinators.
June 25, 2011
10am - 2pm
Ginny Rosenkranz
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
Learn about pollination and pollinators, vote for your favorite pollinator, play "I Spy" pollinator scavenger hunt, plant a flower to attract pollinators in your garden.
June 20 - 24, 2011
10:00am -1:00pm daily
Lynn Richard
Bowie Gardens for Wildlife Habitat Team
City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, MD 20716
The Bowie Environmental Advisory Committee, Bowie Gardens for Wildlife Habitat Team, and the Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (BUMBA) are presenting Governor O'Malley's Maryland Pollinator Week Proclamation to the Mayor and City Council members.
June 20, 2011
Maryland Pollinator Week Proclamation - Presentation


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, acclaimed director of the grass-roots hit THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
There will be many local Boston organization participating in this event!
June 22 - 26, 2011
Multiple showings each day
Best Bees Company Fenway High School 174 Ipswich Street, MA 02215 Fundraiser screening of the documentary film, "Vanishing of the Bees".
Free admission. $10 suggested donation at the door to benefit the operational cost of the Boston Public School's classroom beehive program, and also to benefit Best Bees Company's research to improve honey bee health. For more info, check out or
June 23, 2011 6pm Noah Wilson-Rich


Maine By proclamation, Governor Paul LePage declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Paul LePage


Michigan By Senate Resolution, Senator Darwin Booher declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Michigan. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Senator Darwin Booher


Sherburne Soil & Water Conservation District
Sherburne History Center
Becker, MN 55308
Author and Speaker Elain Evens will speak about improving private lands and home yards for pollinators. POllinator dependant refreshments will be served. A testimony of a private landowner will be given - one who has dedicated their entire 4.5 acre lot to pollinator habitat. A prairie walk will be led by an ecologist who will discuss the individual plants in the native prairie.
June 25, 2011


Mississippi By proclamation, Governor Haley Barbour declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Mississippi. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Haley Barbour


Missouri By proclamation, Governor Jay Nixon declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Missourii. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Jay Nixon
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
15193 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Games and demonstrations to explore to wide variety of pollinators. June 19, 2011
11:00am - 2:00pm

Laura Chisholm

Borders Books
1664 NW Chipman Rd.
Lee's Summitt, MO 64063
Children's Storytime will be celebrated with reading "Welcome Back North" Gems from the Garden By Lisa Ann Britz
Edited by Cynthia Ann Stevens and Cover Design by Sunny H. Boyd

Framed images from the book will be on display so the children can see the stages of the Monarch metamorphosis. Monarch's are one of our important pollinators. There will be a coloring contest for the children with prizes. Pollinator seeds will be given away as well as very informational pamphlets from Pollinator Partnership. We will have one pollinating FUN time!

Monday June 20, 2011
10:30 am
Lisa Ann Britz


Montana By proclamation, Governor Brian Schweitzer declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Montana. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Brian Schweitzer


Gathering Place in St. Paul, NE A habitat tour and workshop is planned at the Gathering Place in St. Paul. The tour is open to the public and is being hosted by Pheasants Forever, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Nature Conservancy, Prairie Plains Resources Institute and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
June 21 marks the first day of National Pollinator Week and this tour will highlight successful pollinator habitat projects and discuss the importance of pollinators and their habitat. The tour will also showcase grassland management using grazing and prescribed fire as a tool, wildlife habitat and prairie restoration. In addition, the event will also feature prairie plant identification as part of the tour.
This tour will showcase some of the successful project sites in central Nebraska where conservation programs have been used to increase wildlife numbers and manage grasslands. Some of the conservation programs highlighted include the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, Conservation Reserve Program, Continuous Conservation Reserve Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program. These programs offer landowners an opportunity to establish wildlife habitat, improve grassland health and repair areas with erosion. Local NRCS offices can help landowners enroll in these programs.
June 21, 2011
Pete Berthelsen (308) 754-5339
Mary Korth (308) 428-3062

New Jersey

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Burlington County
BC Ag. Ctr. 500 Centerton Rd.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
I will give a lecture about pollinators. I'll have my honeybee observation hive there, numerous hand outs from NRCS, and will lead the group to the on site pollinator garden I created. I hope to encourage farmers (this is at our weekly farmers market) to plant in strips and areas for pollinators. I'll also use our on site rain garden and herb garden plot demos for good plant ing examples.
June 25, 2011
USFWS Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge
1547 Route 565 (Glenwood Rd.)
Sussex, NJ 07461
June 16, 2011 (Thursday), 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Event Description: Gardening for Pollinators: Join refuge volunteer Jean Kramer for a walk through the refuge's native plant garden.

June 20-24, 2011 (Monday thru Friday), 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Event Description: Stop by Refuge Headquarters during office hours the weeks of June 20 and June 27 to view selections of Pollinator Art on display. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 20, 2011 (Monday), 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Event Description: Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Garden. The smallest of birds, the hummingbird will visit backyard gardens drinking the nectar from certain flowers. Learn about these amazing birds, their lives, and the flowers that attract them. With Giselle Smisko.

June 21, 2011 (Tuesday), 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Event Description: Native Bees, Wasps and other Insect Pollinators. A discussion of native bees, wasps, ants, flies, beetles and moths and their role in the pollination process. Complete with nests and specimens. With Marie Springer.

June 22, 2011 (Wednesday), 7:00 p.m.
Event Description: What's the Buzz About Native Plants? Wonder what’s so special about native plants? The Master Gardeners of Sussex County explain what native plants are and the critical role they play in our ecosystem. With Lisa Chiarello.

June 23, 2011 (Thursday), 5:30 p.m.
Event Description: Native Home Habitats: Building Your Own Field of Dreams. Interested in gardening for wildlife? Master Gardeners of Sussex County teach you how to make your yard a haven for wildlife using native plants to construct habitats for flying jewels (butterflies & hummingbirds) and other fantastic creatures. With Lisa Chiarello.

June 23, 2011 (Thursday), 7:00 p.m.
Event Description: Pollination Investigation. Who are the native pollinators in our area and what role do they play in our ecosystem? The Master Gardeners of Sussex County investigate this question; come learn about creatures that are busy making our food chain work without us even noticing it. With Lisa Chiarello.

June 25, 2011 (Saturday), 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Event Description: Butterfly Walk: Join Ken Witkowski for a walk through the refuge highlighting these fascinating pollinators. Rain date Sunday June 26, 12:30 p.m.

June 25, 2011 (Saturday), 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Event Description: Wildflowers and Pollinators walk with naturalists Adam Hamer and Marie Springer. Rain date Sunday June 26 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 16-25, 2011

Marilyn Kitchell

Phillipsburg Garden Club
Shappell Park - S. Main St at River St.
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865


Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy!

*While supplies last

June 23, 2011
6:30 pm
Maria Collazo

New Mexico

City of Albuquerque Open Space Division
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Honey tasting
  • Local beekeepers answering questions
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • Special presentations on beekeeping and local native pollinators.
June 26, 2011
11am - 4pm
Cerrillos Hills State Park
1/2 mile north of Cerrillos on County Road 59
Cerrillos, NM 87010
In celebration of National Pollinator Week, guest speaker Alan Berger will present an entertaining program about bees, one of the most important and fascinating pollinators. Local honey will be served as refreshment.

* Park at the main lot mile north of the village of Cerrillos on County Road 59; the program will be at the analemma shelter in the upper lot. We will provide chairs, but bring your own if you like.

June 23, 2011
7 - 8pm

Sarah Wood

New Mexico By proclamation, Governor Susana Martinez declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Mexico. June 20-26, 2011 Office of Susana Martinez
Albuquerque BioParks and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
2601 Central, NW City: Albuquerque, NM 87103
Table representing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with drawers of pinned, native pollinators; pollinator posters to give away; information on what you can do to conserve pollinators; informed biologists on hand to answer questions.

Come learn about pollinators!
June 25, 2011 10 am - 2 pm Pollinator Day at Botanical Gardens, Albuquerque

New York

Cinema Village -22 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, acclaimed director of the grass-roots hit THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Many local New York City organizations will be in attendance throughout the week, including: Edible New York, New York League of Conservation Voters, Slow Foods New York, Bronx Bees, Majora Carter Group, Just Food and many more!
June 10-16, 2011
Multiple showings each day


Nevada By proclamation, Governor Brian Sandoval declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nevada. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Brian Sandoval

North Carolina

Johnston Community College- Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center & Johnston County Cooperative Extenstion Service
6601 Devils Racetrack Road
Four Oaks, NC 27504

In preparation of National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center and Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service will host a day of fun and educational activities for the whole family.

Events include:

  • Tours of pollinator gardens
  • “Create Your Own Bee” craft
  • The Great Sunflower Project—including planting your own sunflower in an environmentally friendly container
  • Building your own native bee nesting bundles
  • Bee story time
  • “What is Pollination?” movie
  • Visiting with vendors and beekeepers
  • Viewing honeybee observation hives.
    Join us for one activity, or come out for the whole day! Bring a picnic lunch, see the live animal exhibits, explore the nature trails and experience the beauty and awe of Howell Woods.
June 18, 2011,
9:00 am -
2:00 pm
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Establishment of hives at Duke Homestead State Historic Site in Durham. Tours of the Duke Homestead State Historic Site.

Event Partners: North Carolina State University, Orange County Beekeepers' Association, Cramer County Beekeepers' Association, Eurofins, and Hive Tracks.
June 17, 2011
10am - 4pm
Jennifer Farley
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
250 E. Franklin Street, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Events include:
  • "Flower Power" interactive presentations
  • Pollinator "Jeopardy"
  • Pollinator Sky Tour (planetarium)
  • Pollinators' Farmers' Market (connecting foods, flowers, and pollinators)
  • Great Sunflower Citizen Science Project
  • Make a flower/make a pollinator crafts
  • Storytelling area
  • Self-guided pollinator scavenger hunt (arboretum)
    and more
Saturday, June 25, 2011
11 am - 3 pm
Mickey Jo Sorrell
Duke Homestead \2828 Duke Homestead Road City: Durham, NC 27705 Duke Homestead, with the generous contributions of materials, bees and resources from numerous partners, will be establishing three hives of honey bees on site as a permanent feature. The purpose is to promote the value of honey bees to agriculture through educational programs and interpretive displays.

The partners in this wonderful addition to the Duke Homestead historic site are Bayer CropScience, Orange County Beekeepers' Association, Caswell County Beekeepers' Association, NC Sate University Apiculture Program, Lewis Cauble, John Harrell, Jessica Lawrence,, and volunteers.
June 17, 2011
Jennifer Farley
North Carolina By proclamation, Governor Bev Perdue declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Carolina. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Bev Perdue

North Dakota

North Dakota By proclamation, Governor Jack Dalrymple declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Dakota. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Jack Dalrymple


University of Akron Field Station
Bath Nature Preserve, 4240 Hickory Lane
Akron, OH 44333
Pollinator Walk. Join Pollination biologist Randy Mitchell to explore the pollinators of the Bath Nature Preserve, and learn about some of the value of wild pollinators. June 19, 2011
The Shelly Company
12751 State Route 576
Montpelier, OH 43543
The Montpelier North Wildlife Habitat Site Certified by the The Wildlife Habitat Council will be open to the general public to enjoy the Pollinator Habitats, Nature Trails and Meadows found on site. There will be a Pollinator Display, Handouts and Wildflower Seed Packets. A Lunch will be provided starting at 12:00pm. June 18, 2011
9:00am - 3:00pm
Don Holt
Naturally Native Nursery
13737 St. Rt. 583
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Our retail nursery will host an afternoon for guided hikes through our gardens and prairie. A PowerPoint presentation will be shown and we will monitor the Monarch butterflies that we find! We are a Monarch Watch Site and Monarch Larva Monitoring Site. Informational handouts will be available. Bee and butterfly boxes for sale. Discount on plants for pollinators! Don't miss the fun!! Find us on Facebook or

Our wholesale/retail nursery sells 100% native plants to the upper Midwest. We grow our plants on site, while maintaining a 1-1/2 acre prairie and 1 acre gardens and propagation rows. Open to the public April 15-May 31 seven days a week from 10am-5pm; open June 1 through October 31 Thursday through Monday.
June 20-26
Noon til 3pm on June 26
Jan Hunter


Oklahoma By proclamation, Governor Mary Fallen declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oklahoma. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Mary Fallen
Oxley Nature Center
Oxley Nature Center, Mohawk Park
Tulsa, OK 74115
Events include:
    • honey tastings
    • mask making
    • face painting
    • demonstration on caterpillar and butterfly rearing(with how to make habitats to take, and animals to see)
    • pollinator gardens
    • make and take solitary bee boxes
    • pollinator display (foods and fabrics we rely on pollinators for)
    • short pollinator hikes and ow to make your home a pollinator friendly habitat
June 26, 2011
1-4 PM
Amy Morris


Oregon By proclamation, Governor John Kitzhaber declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oregon. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor John Kitzhaber
Bee Girl
Rogue Valley, OR 97530
The Rogue Valley is celebrating Pollinator Week with an array of events. The week is kicked off with a Honey Bee 101 class with Bee Girl’s Sarah Red-Laird at the North Mountain Nature Park in Ashland at 5:30 pm. Sarah will also be teaching a “Planting for Pollinators” class at the Plant Oregon Nursery on Saturday at 1:00 pm. Also on Saturday, Plant Oregon will be selling pollinator friendly plants for 25% off. Bee Girl will be spending the afternoon on Thursday with the Kids Camp at Pacifica Garden. Also on Thursday, as well as Friday, is the “Pollinator Week Mini Film Festival,” featuring “ Silence of the Bees” at Pacifica on Thursday and “Tales From the Hive” at the EcoNest in Talent on Friday. The films nights include honey tasting, and Q&A with local bee experts. Week long events are a 20% off pollinator plant sale at Valley View Nursery (both locations) and honey themed features at Châteaulin Restaurant in Ashland. Join for every event, or choose just one or two to learn more about and support our pollinators! All week!
Time varies
Sarah Red-Laird


Pennsylvania By proclamation, Governor Tom Corbett declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oregon. June 20-26, 2011 Office of Governor Tom Corbett
Lebanon County Extension Master Gardeners
2120 Cornwall Road
Lebanon, PA 17046
Flower Photography in our demonstration garden.
An opportunity to compose images with flowers and pollinators in the format of a photographic scavenger hunt.
June 21, 2011 (rain date June 23, 2011)
7:00 PM until dark
Ginger Pryor
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
The Schuylkill Center is hosting a native plant sale featuring summer flowering shrubs, vines, and wildflowers with an emphasis on pollinator habitat. Staff and Audubon volunteers will be on hand to assist you in your purchases.
For more information, visit our website at
June 18, 2011
9am - 2pm
Joanne Donohue
Westmoreland County Master Gardeners
744 Walzer Way
Latrobe, PA 15650

A tour of the pollinator garden site and information on attracting pollinators. Visitors can view a display of pinned bees and a local beekeeper will be on hand to answer questions.

The garden is located on the property of Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve near St. Vincent College. For more information, contact the Westmoreland County Penn State Extension office at (724) 837-1402.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Linda Hyatt
Goodell Gardens & Homestead
221 Waterford St. (Rt. 6N)
Edinboro, PA
Birds, Bees and Butterflies - It's Pollinator Day!
2-5pm: Monarch Butterfly Education Tent and Kids Gardening for Pollinators w/Penn State Master Gardeners 2-5pm: Lil'Bit'O'Honey beekeeper demo
3-4pm: Tamarack Wildlife Rehab & Education Center - Birds of Prey
Goodell Gardens is the site of the Erie County Pollinator-Friendly Demonstration Garden sponsored by the Penn State Master Gardeners.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Heather Zimmerman
US Fish & Wildlife Service
John Heinz NWR; 8601 Lindbergh Blvd
Province, PA 19128
Join the Friends of Heinz Refuge and Longstreth Elementary School students as they work on a native plant pollinator garden and celebrate their accomplishments at the pollinator garden dedication ceremony. Learn all about native plants, pollinators, and how you can help pollinators at home! June 7, 2011
10:00 am
Gary Stolz
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
1601 Pughtown Road
Kimberton, PA 19442
The Camphill Cafe will feature a special menu in honor of Pollinator Week, featuring foods that are pollinated.

On Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. there will also be a tour of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, a farming and handcrafting community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. This 432-acre organic and biodynamic farm is home to a CSA and herb garden, raw milk dairy, orchard and apiaries. To participate in the tour, contact
June 22-25, 2011
11 am - 2 pm
Bernadette Kovaleski
Spring Garden Farms Inc.
1585 Main Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508
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, lantana, penta, black - eyed susans, blazing star, flowering trees such as dogwood and redbud, lilacs, and much more. Significant savings on each purchase. Trees and shrubs starting at 20% off. June 20 - 26, 2011
We are open 7 days a week. Check website for hours of operation.
Raymond Smith

Rhode Island

Rhode Island By proclamation, Governor Lincoln Chafee declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Rhode Island. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Lincoln Chafee

South Carolina

South Carolina By proclamation, Governor Nikki Haley declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Carolina. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Nikki Haley

South Dakota

South Dakota By proclamation, Governor Dennis Daugaard declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of South Dakota. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Dennis Daugaard


Tennessee By proclamation, Governor Bill Haslam declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Tennessee. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Bill Haslam


Houston Zoo, Inc.
1513 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX 77030
Celebrate the World's pollinators at the Houston Zoo's Save Our Species: Pollinators! event on the last weekend of June. We will have informational/activity tables and special keeper chats around the Zoo from 10-4pm.
Learn how to garden for wildlife with native plants, build your own beehouse, and much, much more - see you there!
June 25th and June 26th
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas, Austin
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
Nature Nights is a family educational program that focuses on the environment. On Thursday, June 30th, the stars are BEES.
We'll have fun activities, exhibits, speakers, habitat hikes, and scavenger hunts to learn about bees. A beekeeper association will demonstrate a honeybee hive. Photos of native bee species of the Texas Hill Country; and a native bee poster will be on exhibit. We provide information on what native plants to put in your garden to attract these little pollinators.

Nature Nights is free this summer. Sign up to win the prize: Pollinator Partnership Native Bees Poster.
June 30, 2011 6 - 9 p.m. Laurel Treviño


USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects- Biology, Management, and Systematics Laboratory
The USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects- Biology, Management, and Systematics Laboratory will be hosting a booth about bee pollinators at the Gardener's Market in Logan, UT. We will have several "hands-on" exhibits, educational materials and live bees. We will also provide the public with information about ways to plant for pollinator friendly gardens. June 18, 2011
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Jonathan B. Koch


Vermont By proclamation, Governor Peter Shumlin declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Vermont. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Peter Shumlin


Virginia By proclamation, Governor Robert F. McDonnell declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Virginia. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Robert F. McDonnell
Rockwood Backyard Beekeeper Association
Rockwood Nature Center 3401 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Celebrate the role of honeybees and other pollinators in agriculture and our ecosystem. Knowledgeable speakers will offer presentions on an array of current and interesting topics such as basic beekeeping, native bees and how to attract them, what's happening to our bees, landscaping for pollinators, and more.

Children's and Family Activities Include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games
  • Contests
  • Prizes
  • Facepainting
  • Array of honey and other products will be available for sampling and sale
June 25, 2011

Kristi Orcutt; Ken Woodard

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia
Bon Air Park; Wilson Blvd & N. Lexington St.
Arlington, VA 22205

Arlington’s Bon Air Park is home to two demonstration gardens maintained by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, in support of the Arlington County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Visit the Sunny Demonstration Garden on Saturday, June25, to learn what’s happening in the early summer garden, how to attract birds and butterflies, and how to maintain your garden during the hot days of summer.

Then, visit the Shade Demonstration Garden on Sunday, June 26, to learn about summer color and texture for shady places in your yard,attractive ground covers for replacing invasive English ivy and planting for pollinators.

June 25 and 26, 2011 Mary Free
Piedmont Environmental Council
John Barton Payme Building, #2 Courthouse Sq
Warrenton, VA 20186
Free film screening of "Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?" June 20, 2011
Kim Winter
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve & Piedmont Environmental Council
21085 The Woods Road
Leesburg, VA 20175
"Bee Local" discussions about honeybees, agriculture, and colony collapse disorder. Games, hayrides, and butterfly garden activities for kids. June 25, 2011
Kim Winter


Washington By proclamation, Governor Christine O. Gregoire declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Washington. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Christine O. Gregoire
Local Food Works!
Deming Library
Deming, WA 98244
Local Food Works! Celebrating National Pollinator Week with FREE Movie, Beekeeping Discussion and Local Honey Tasting

To celebrate National Pollinator Week and encourage backyard beekeeping, Local Food Works! is hosting a FREE movie showing of Vanishing of the Bees at the Deming Library on Saturday June 25 from 6-8 pm. This award-winning documentary, narrated by Ellen Page, examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the efforts of beekeepers and scientists to save them. This film is a must-see for anyone who likes to eat, because honeybees pollinate one third of the food on our tables.
Following the movie local beekeepers will facilitate a question and answer session, show a demonstration hive and offer tips to potential and beginning beekeepers.
Samples of local honey will be available for tasting and Local Food Works! will be giving out freebees (no live animals, just seeds for pollinator-friendly flowers and a limited number of mason bee houses).

Backyard beekeepers and others: Bring samples of your honey, your favorite honey-sweetened treat and your stories to share. This event is supported by the Community Food Co-op's Farm Fund and the South Fork Valley Community Association.

Local Food Works! promotes food equity, self-reliance and sustainable living practices through the cultivation and sharing of knowledge, skills and information in the foothills communities.
June 25
6-8 pm
Marjorie Bell

Washington, DC

The Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20240
The Indian Craft Shop is highlighting Pollinators Depicted in American Indian Art! Beadwork, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, folk art, fetish carvings and more will be grouped and arranged to highlight pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Hummingbirds hovering over flowers and butterflies flittering about in sterling silver, mighty bats carved in stone, basketry made of yucca, dream catchers made with willow and even beetle fetish carvings are just a few examples of the arts highlighted for 'Pollinators Depicted in American Indian Arts'. June 13 - 24, 2011
Open Monday -Friday 8:30 am - 4:30pm & Saturday June 18th from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Smithsonian's National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Come explore the exciting world of pollinators! All the fun takes place behind the Invertebrate Exhibit.

Discover which of your favorite snacks you wouldn’t have without the helpful honeybee and its wild relatives. And taste the difference a plant makes when it comes to honey at our Pollination and Food table.

Butterflies are more than just beautiful, they are pollinators too! Learn all about how they do it at our Butterfly table.

Discover the secret language of color that plants and pollinators, such as butterflies and bees, use to communicate. You can even make your own pollination pinwheel at our activity table.

Sure, you’ve heard of honeybees and bumblebees, but did you know there are thousands of other types of bees buzzing around in your backyard? Learn all about how these bees live and help keep our planet green at our Bee table.

Don't Miss These Keeper Talks

11:30 – Native Bees
12:30 – Butterflies
1:30 – Hummingbirds
2:30 – Flower Power

Tuesday June 21, 2011
Amy Rutherford

West Virginia

West Virginia By proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of West Virginia. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Tri-State Beekeepers Assocaition of Wheeling, WV
Schrader Environmental Center in Oglebay Park
Wheeling, WV 26003
SPEND A DAY WITH THE HONEYBEE explores the life of the honeybee, the workings of the hive including a pictorial display and an open hive demonstration, talks about the role of the honeybee as a pollinator and threats to the bee, Master Gardeners on hand to discuss the of flora in the backyard garden that fosters the honeybee, and a honey extraction demonstration.

More information and registration forms can be obtained on our website
Saturday, June 18, 2011
8:00 - 4:00
Steve Roth



Monarch Butterfly Habitat
Happy Tonics, Inc. in Shell Lake, WI

Hayward Garden Club Tour on June 21 at 12:30 pm
Native Bee Count on June 23
Environmental Film Fest Friendship Commons, 118 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI on June 25
Tour: Visit Youth Vegetable, Herb, Flowers and Pollinator Container Gardens at Senior Center
Film: Silence of the bees Discussion afterwards: Advocacy to Action.
See More Environmental Events at
June 21-25, 2011
Wisconsin By proclamation, Governor Scott Walker declared June 20-26, 2011 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wisconsin. June 20-26, 2011
Office of Governor Scott Walker




Seeds of Diversity Canada-
Evergreen Brickworks 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8, Canada
Come to Evergreen Brickworks for the weekly farmers market AND a morning filled with educational and celebratory events about pollinators. We will have garden tours, honey tasting, hands-on workshops, arts and crafts, candle making and more!
View the Save the Date.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
8 AM-1 PM
Pollination Guelph
Riverside Park East (corner of Riverside Dr and Speedvale Ave)
Guelph, ON N1E 3R7,
Pollination Guelph will be holding it's annual Pollinator Day in the Garden on June 26, 2011.
This year it will be held at Riverside Park East (located at the corner of Riverside Drive and Speedvale Avenue in Guelph). Enjoy an afternoon of information and activities about pollinators, pollinator-friendly plants, and their habitats. Visit the pollinator-friendly gardens planted at the park and speak to experts on how you can help pollinators. PLUS, make a bee nest, learn how to raise butterflies, see different types of pollinators, create some crafts, take home some free pollinator-friendly seeds, and more!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Victoria MacPhail



Muse de l'abeille (Bee Museum)
8862, boul. Ste-Anne
Chteau-Richer, Quebec G0A 1N0,

Mystery Bee Safari 10:30-1:30-3:00-4:30 A game of invetigation about the bees population decrease, observation of hives and tasting. Surprise, seed kit! Free on that day! On another site: Domaine Maizerets 2000, boul. Montmorency Quebec, Qc, G1J 5E7
(418) 641-6335
at 11:00-1:00-2:00
The survival of pollinators and ours
Presentation and learning with artefact about pollinators, their role, their situation and the solution peaple can do. Visit of the butterfly garden, insects observation. Surprise, seed kits and poster! Free!
June 23, 2011
6:30 p.m.