Drawing Bumble Bees into your Yard & on PaperVisit Website
- Dates: June 22, 2022
- Location: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
- Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave
- Time: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Join Stephey Baker, a local creative, and avid urban gardener for bumblebees, during Pollinator Week as she guides you step-by-step to creating a small bumblebee drawing. You don’t need to be an artist in order to participate. Nor do you have to admit to being scared of bees either—paper bees rarely bother anyone. As a reformed scaredy-cat of all things “buzzing” in the garden, Stephey readily vouches for this! However, you must admit to being a lover of flowers and plants and excited to experience the beauty of the natural world—especially this hard working super pollinator! Learn how to identify the Bumblebees in your backyard, why bumblebees are 2-4 times more effective pollinators per bee than honeybees or solitary bees, what to plant for pollinators regardless of the size of your yard (or lack of it), and why bumblebees are an annual insect. Whether you tend to a nature journal, or keep a garden dairy, learning more about bumblebees provides valuable insight into keeping our ecosystems healthy. Come celebrate National Pollinator Week, get creative, and be informed by all the buzz in a relaxed and inspired environment. All materials provided.