Mar 20, 2014 Thursday

Native Pollinators

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.

While it is true that honey bees are the number one pollinators of many of the foods we enjoy, there are actually several other native pollinators that do the job of pollination without receiving much recognition for their efforts. Who are these other native pollinators and why do we need them? Are you aware of what the current pollinator status is? From wasps to bats, the decreasing population of these amazing creatures due to monocultures, GMOs and pesticides is alarming. Join us for an interesting and eye-opening class where we will learn about why they are disappearing and how we can be proactive in defending them through plants, pest eradicators and increased habitats. We will explain how the native pollinators make our lives better by enriching our food and discuss the current research that is being done concerning our friends. Bee aware of what’s happening in the future! The barter items for this class benefit the Outdoor Learning Center in Avon.

Bring one of the following:
Bug Boxes
Felt Tip Markers

About the teacher, Terry Plank

Terry is a passionate beekeeper and voice for our friends the pollinators. He hopes to make his part of the world a better place than it was before he arrived by taking actions on improving and protecting the pollination process. He aims to protect, improve and perpetuate the life of the pollinators - specifically honey bees!