Outdoors | Recreation
Did you know that pollinators are responsible for pollinating nearly one-third of every bite of food we eat? In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated the last week in June as National Pollinator Week! The purpose of National Pollinator Week is to raise public awareness of the importance of the bees and other pollinators that are needed to produce 80 percent of our flowering plants and one third of our human food crops. Come join the GTM Research Reserve on June 22nd for a day celebrating pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies, and bats! Pollinator Day Agenda: 11:00am - 11:45am: University of Florida's Bee Biologist Dr. Glenn Hall will introduce species of native bees in Northeast Florida12:00pm - 12:45pm: Florida Master Beekeeper Bo Sterk will discuss Colony Collapse Disorder. This problem effects the health of our honey bees and the economy associated with pollinators1:00pm - 1:45pm: Filmographer David Montgomery will showcase never-seen-before videos of Native Pollinators on local wildflowersDuring the interim between 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Native Plant Garden families can enjoy... ~ Pollinator-friendly plant sale!~ Samples and sale of local honey by the St. Johns County Beekeepers Association!~ See a working beehive from local beekeeper, Joan Kramer!~An appearance of the Florida Honey Queen and her retinue!~ Interactive displays about other pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bats...and how you can welcome them into your garden!~ Tours of GTM Research Reserve's Native Plant Garden!
Pollinator Day 10am - 2pm 0.00