Pollinator Week Activities

It's not too early to start thinking about your socially distant activity. Pollinators positively affect all our lives, supporting wildlife, healthy watershed and more - let's SAVE and CELEBRATE them!

My Pollinators My Story Submissions are now on the map! We are asking gardeners to report on how their pollinator gardens are doing and to show us the pollinators they are attracting. Are your plants growing and blooming? Are pollinators showing up – which ones, and when? What does the action in the garden look like? Let us know by submitting your story!

SAVE THE DATE for the Pollinator Power Party

Pollinator Partnership is very excited to be collaborating with EPRI and co-hosting the virtual Pollinator Power Party 2021 on Monday, June 21 through Saturday, June 26. In June 2020, EPRI reached 1.2 Million people during the first Pollinator Power Party 2020 to celebrate pollinators and the role that electric power companies have in protecting them. This year, we are planning even more exciting opportunities including party boxes, scientific lectures, celebrity cooking demonstrations, pollinator art and culture, habitat management and gardening tips. Whether you are a land manager, corporate sustainability leader, home gardener, or a student…. there is SOMETHING FOR YOU!

A link to register for the event is coming soon. For now, block some time during the week of June 21st to party with us!

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Add your Pollinator Week activities to the map! Activities can be more traditional events open to the public (plantings, walks, webinars) or private events in your backyard*. Click on the button below to join the celebration and connect virtually with other pollinator enthusiasts!

*Private activities will not be made available for download in the events list.

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June 27, 2021 12:30pm

We are planning to build a second pollinator garden in a new community garden site, at 100 Gaudette St, Chelmsford ON.

We will be celebrating the opening of our second pollinator garden. Enter through first gate, bring your own water and snacks. Wear a mask please.

June 21, 2021 10:00 AM

Come to the Georgeson Botanical Garden to celebrate a new pollinator installation! Ten signs portraying local pollinator species will be installed throughout the garden - each sign features a pollinator insect illustration by local artist Renee Nowicki. This is an art gallery and learning activity all in one!

Visitors to the garden will be provided with a paper checklist and encouraged to discover the artwork as well as the pollinators themselves in the garden. Through iNaturalist, an online tool for recording nature observations, there will also be an opportunity for participants to submit their observations and contribute to ongoing citizen-science efforts to monitor pollinators.

To learn more about this event vist https://www.fairbankssoilwater.org/pollinators.htm.

June 25, 2021 9:00 AM

This will be the 7th Annual Wonders of Discovery event held at the Pollinator Prairie in Olathe, Kansas. This event is always held during National Pollinator Week to celebrate our pollinators and bring awareness to what community members can do to promote them in their own backyards.

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PollinatorPrairie/

Contact Event Coordinators:
Mariruth Gruis 913-636-3497
Julie Rounds 703-663-0742

June 11, 2021 10:00 AM

This week, March 8-12, the preschool students in our church preschool have planted about 400 Swamp Milkweed seeds. By late May these plants will have been sent to home with the students and will be growing in people's yards and/or in containers on decks and patios. There are 300 Swamp Milkweed seeds that our church Green Team are planting in pots. In June these will be planted out into our church pollinator Garden.

www.churchvillepc.org

church office: 410-734-7344

June 24, 2021 11:00 AM

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service field staff and landowners are invited to join a tour of two Northern Michigan pollinator demonstration sites to learn about these habitat success stories. Guest speakers from Pollinator Partnership, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Oakland University will share their pollinator conservation expertise with participants.

We begin at 11:00 a.m. EST at Waldron Fen Nature Preserve in Alanson, Michigan.

Directions: From Petoskey, head north on U.S. 31 to Pickerel Lake Road. Follow it for 9.5 miles to Banwell Road and turn left. Continue on Banwell 3.25 miles to the entrance on right. From Alanson, head east on M-68 to Banwell Road. Turn right. Continue on Banwell 3.3 miles to entrance on left.

Due to nesting birds at this location, dogs are not allowed on site.

Registration is required. Contact Maureen Stine at ms@pollinator.org to register and for additional questions. This event is free of charge.

June 26, 2021 11:30 AM

Join our Beatrix Farrand Garden Educator and Horticulturist for a day of insect identification in the garden. As part of National Pollinator Week we'll be observing and documenting our native pollinators in this socially distanced guided event. Participants can use the iNaturalist platform to upload images and make an important contribution to science, but smartphones are not required to participate. Garden lovers of all ages are encouraged to spend some time helping us identify our most important seasonal visitors: pollinators!

Please note, family/friend groups will be assigned to socially distanced locations around our garden, and there will be a maximum of 30 people in the garden at one time. Please feel free to visit with us anytime in the 11:30am-1:30pm time window. We appreciate you wearing your mask when unable to distance 6ft from anyone not in your party.

Participants are encouraged to download the iNaturalist App to your smart device before attending the event, if possible.

Please RSVP to help us prepare for your group!

https://www.beatrixfarrandgard...

April 17, 2021 1:00 PM

On the third Saturday of the month, we conduct two 2-hour small group walking tours called Meet The Pollinators at Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio. Registration required. The program runs from March to October and is led by an experienced naturalist.

Registration required. Small fee for participating.

www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

June 21, 2021 6:00 PM

We are going to have a weekend full of different activities, 3 days with diverse conferences from Thursday 24 until Saturday 26, bird census and field trip to identify pollinators starting on Monday 21. And we also expect to share infographics through social media platforms.

People can contact us at: rootsshootspr@gmail.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Roots-Shoots-Ponce-103070654404160

https://www.facebook.com/RootsShootsPR20

June 21-27, 2021 12:00 AM

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

Fourteen years ago the U.S. Senate, initiated by Pollinator Partnership under Laurie Davies Adams, unanimously approved and designated a week in June as “National Pollinator Week”, marking a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. That same year, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johans issued a proclamation that Dr. Larry Stritch, US FS Chief Botanist for Grasslands, orchestrated. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.

June 21, 2021 7pm EDT

Join award winning author and pollinator conservationist, Heather Holm, for a free online presentation on Monday, June 21st at 7:00pm EDT. Her talk will be on Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2021-pollinator-week-heather-holm-tickets-148405772661.

Native bees and predatory wasps share the same lineage and also share many behaviors and habitat requirements. Predatory wasps feed their offspring invertebrates (insects and spiders) and bees diverged from this carnivorous diet to feed their offspring plant-based food (pollen and nectar). Flower-rich landscapes provide critical habitat for both adult bees and wasps because they each consume flower nectar; in addition, wasps need diverse, flower-rich landscapes to hunt for their prey. Heather will highlight many amazing natural history and biology facts about native wasps illustrating their nesting habitat, prey specificity, and the ecosystems services they provide—pest insect population control and pollination.

This presentation will not be recorded. Participants can join online or by phone. A link will be sent to you a few days prior to the event.

This talk is part of Pollination Guelph's Pollinator Week presentations. Visit our website (www.pollinationguelph.ca) for more information on the presentations in the series and to register for other talks!

Questions? E-mail pollinationguelph@gmail.com.

June 23, 2021 7pm EDT

Join artist, educator and author, Lori Weidenhammer, for a free online presentation hosted by Pollination Guelph on Wednesday, June 23rd at 7:00pm EDT. Her talk will be on Resilient Victory Gardens for Bees: Keep your gardens buzzing with biodiversity. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2021-pollinator-week-lori-weidenhammer-tickets-148446201585.

It’s more important than ever to provide our native species of bees with the habitat they need to thrive. Lori will share some top tips for growing plants that support several species of bees in your garden. She will show examples of garden projects that will inspire you to create your own oasis for our essential pollinators.

This presentation will not be recorded. Participants can join online or by phone. A link will be sent to you a few days prior to the event.

This talk is part of Pollination Guelph's Pollinator Week presentations. Visit our website (www.pollinationguelph.ca) for more information on the presentations in the series and to register for other talks!

Questions? E-mail pollinationguelph@gmail.com.