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National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week Events; June 21-27, 2021

Included with regular Garden admission. 

Join us for a weeklong celebration of our important pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles — and the plants that support them. In addition to the special events, don’t miss a visit to Secret Lives of Bugs and stop by the Bob Stapleton and Keith Tignor Apiary!  We hope you leave inspired to do your small part to support a pollinator-friendly ecosystem! Plus attend our free webinar on pollinators. More info below.

Monday, June 21, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Event Details

Pollinator-themed Activities:

Attend our Free Webinar on Monarch Butterflies, June 21, 7 p.m., Free, but pre-registration is required.

Monarch butterfly populations have been declining over the last 20 years. It is important to move beyond documenting this decline, and toward responding to the challenge posed by monarch conservation, and insect conservation in general. Karen will describe the amazing biology of migratory monarchs, how citizens and scientists are documenting monarch numbers across their migratory cycle, and what the Arboretum and other individuals and organizations are doing and can do to preserve this charismatic insect for generations to come. Even though this program is virtual, Karen’s talk will be live and will include plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

The Secret Lives of Bugs, June 23-27, Saturday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!

Monday, June 21, Wednesday, June 23, and Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop by the Bob Stapleton & Keith Tignor Apiary during select days of Pollinator Week! Get up close and personal with our observation hive and find out from a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteer what the Garden does to protect and nurture our buzzing buddies.

Also, be sure to explore the grounds behind the Conservatory and a pollinator-themed mural by Matt Lively.

“No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” – Albert Einstein