Join Bookmans Northwest, Tohono Chul Gardens, Gallery, and Bistro, and many other community partners for a Pollinator Party! We are all a buzz about the fourth annual Adopt-A-Bee, where you
Join Bookmans Northwest, Tohono Chul Gardens, Gallery, and Bistro, and many other community partners for a Pollinator Party! We are all a buzz about the fourth annual Adopt-A-Bee, where you get to adopt and name a native bee*! Make a bee’s summer experience unforgettable, as they hone their life skills in botanical identification, woodworking, vegetation maintenance, and end the summer with the ever so exciting Pollination Party. Join us in raising awareness of the importance of the little creatures and their contribution to our local and international food economy!
You’re invited to the Pollinator Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21! This is one party you’ll want to make a b-line to. Come say hello and snag a free book about animals, plants, or insects at the Bookmans table!
National Pollinator Week
National Pollinator Week (June 17 – 23, 2019) highlights bats, birds, butterflies and bees for their contribution that ensures the survival of our terrestrial ecosystems. It is estimated that 90% of all flowering plants depend on animal pollinators to help them reproduce and that includes about 35% of the world’s food crops – consider that one bite in three at the dinner table depends on animal pollinators. Fruits and vegetables come immediately to mind, but foodstuffs from your cup of coffee in the morning to that glass of wine with an artisanal chocolate bar at the end of the day are also the direct result of animal pollination. In fact, in the United States, the pollination services provided by honey bees and other insects directly impact 150 different food crops and result in $20 billion worth of agricultural products each year.
A bonus to your bee adoption is an exclusive invite to our Pollinator Party on Friday, June 21. The party not only promotes National Pollinator Week but honors the work of these little winged things. We want you to get to know your bees, so meet experts in the community of beekeeping, bee habitat building, and bee knowledge.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm