If you have an appreciation for those flying critters that help plants made fruit or seeds, or would simply like to learn more about them, we have a couple perfect weekend programs to help you celebrate Pollinator Week from June 17th to June 23rd!
On Saturday, June 22nd, enjoy a Prairie Plant Pollinator Promenade at Frohring Meadows from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This leisurely walk will take you along the prairie trails as we discuss the importance of our pollinating insects, their association with blooming prairie plants, and their amazing diversity. Live specimens are fully expected to be seen!
Then on Sunday, June 23rd, join Cristin Smith of Nature’s Way Bird Products inside the air-conditioned West Woods Nature Center from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a program entitled Native Solitary Bees: Beneficial Pollinators. Cristen will present about mason bees, leafcutter bees and similar insects as gentle, native pollinators for our farms, gardens and parks, and provide tips on planting and nesting resources designed to attract and increase their abundance. Plus, enter a raffle for a beneficial insect house and take home seeds to plant in your garden – all free!
Registration is not required for either of these programs. Frohring Meadows is located at 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge Township; the Frohring walk will not be wheelchair/stroller accessible. The West Woods Nature Center, fully wheelchair/stroller accessible, is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.