Pollinator Week comes to Wild Center

(Metro Creative Connection photo)

(Metro Creative Connection photo)

Other upcoming pollinator events

Film showing: “More than Honey”

-6 p.m. June 18, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake

-1 p.m. July 13 at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake

-6 p.m. July 27 at the LPCA, Lake Placid

Gardening/Beekeeping workshops

-11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 13, The Wild Center

-Noon to 2:30 p.m., July 19, Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Free lecture: “The Global Pollinator Crisis’

July 19, The Wild Center, Tupper Lake. Reception at 6 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m. RSVP.

Citizen Science:Learn to ID, monitor pollinators

-5 p.m. Aug. 16, Common Ground Gardens, Saranac Lake. A pollinator monitoring demonstration with Lake Placid Land Conservancy.

-4 p.m., Aug. 23 at Heaven Hill Farm, Lake Placid. A pollinator monitoring demonstration with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy with reception focused on pollinators and local food to follow.

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center will celebrate Pollinator Week from June 19 to 25.

The Adirondack Pollinator Project, which brings this event to the museum, is a new partnership created by AdkAction in partnership with the Wild Center, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, and Common Ground Garden in Saranac Lake.

The museum will delve deeper into the story of bees whose fate is connected with our own through their pollination.

Special programming will be available and a packet of pollinator-friendly wildflowers customized for the Adirondack region will be given away to attendees.

On Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Program Educator Jolene Wallace will be at the Wild Center along with two Master Gardeners to lead hands-on pollinator programs for visitors of all ages. In the Great Hall, attendees will be able to explore the diverse creatures that help keep ecosystems healthy.

Also on Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Wild Center and Local Living Venture will host a Backyard Beekeeping Workshop, which will explore the biology and management of a backyard hive and see an active honeybee hive. Additionally, the class will learn about where to obtain honeybees, equipment and practical advice.

The workshop is $15 per person and registration is required. Call 518-891-7800.

Its mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.

For more information, visit www.wildcenter.org and to support the project go to AdkAction.org/pollinators. AdkAction is a 501(c)(3) membership-driven nonprofit that has been working to promote habitat for Monarch butterflies in the Adirondacks since 2014.

In addition to the events at the Wild Center, AdkAction and the rest of the Adirondack Pollinator Project team will be on site at area farmers markets throughout the week, giving away free packets of pollinator-attracting seeds and selling tickets for a raffle to win a pollinator garden make-over or a Flow Hive.

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