Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center celebrates the life and work of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators at the Pollinator Party on July 12! Bees and other pollinators play a major role in American agriculture by pollinating fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Pollinator Party brings together bees, beekeepers, flowers and more. Guests can visit with local beekeepers and learn how to raise bees. See the bee houses in Kirkwood Gardens, learn about plants that attract pollinators, and find out about native bees. Make a wildflower seed bomb to start a pollinator garden at home. Pollinator Party is included with regular trail admission ($22 for adults; $20 for seniors age 65+; $16 for youth ages 3 to 15; free for children ages 2 and under; free for members). Tickets at nhnature.org
Cost: Pollinator Party is included with regular trail admission
Additional programs taking place at the Pollinator Party
The Gardening for Pollinators Walk-Talk.
10:00 to 11:00 am.
Join Emma Erler to learn about gardening for pollinators and plants you can grow at home to support our native pollinators. This program is for adults and will take place at Kirkwood Gardens.
Cost: $9 for members; $11 for non-members. Advance registration is required at nhnature.org
Native Plants and Pollinators Walk-Talk
2:00pm to 3:00pm.
In this program, Emma Erler will take you through the Science Centers fields in search of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs. Learn about how these plants support foraging bees and larval stages of butterflies.
Cost: $9 for members; $11 for non-members. Advance registration is required at nhnature.org.
About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, an informal public garden, and Blue Heron School, a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and public trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1 with programming throughout the year. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.