The Wild Center has announced Pollinator Week from Monday, June 19th until Sunday, June 25th.
The slow, steady work of pollination does more than provide beautiful floral scenery — the work being done by these pollinators contributes to our food security and survival.
The Wild Center is inviting visitors to delve deeper into the story of these creatures with special programming and a packet of pollinator friendly wildflowers customized for the Adirondack region.
On Saturday, June 24th from 10am until 6pm, Jolene Wallace, Horticulture Program Educator for Cornell Extension, 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 there will be activities exploring the diverse creatures that help keep our ecosystems healthy.
Also on Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 4pm, the Wild Center and Local Living Venture is organizing a Backyard Beekeeping Workshop. The class will explore the biology and management of a backyard hive and see an active honeybee hive at the Wild Center. Visitor’s can learn about where to obtain honeybees, equipment and practical advice. The workshop is $15 per person and registration is required.
The Adirondack Pollinator Project is a new partnership initiative to promote the health of pollinators between The Wild Center, ADKAction.org, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, Local Living Venture, and Common Ground Garden in Saranac Lake.
For more information and to register, visit The Wild Center’s website at www.wildcenter.org.