The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 22-28, 2009 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2009 Pollinator Week Resources for Hosting an Event

Pollinator Week Sponsor Kit

The third annual National Pollinator Week will be held from June 22-28th
. It's not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively effect all our lives- let's SAVE them and CELEBRATE them!

Why Contact Your Governor

Many states require that one of their citizens request that events such as Pollinator Week be officially proclaimed. In 2008, 31 states officially declared Pollinator Week!

Please take a moment to sign and mail the letter below to your governor. Your effort is making Pollinator Week 2009 a great success!

Click here to learn more about National Pollinator Week 2008

Click here to learn more about National Pollinator Week 2007

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Listen to PODCASTS from Pollinator Week 2008

2009 Pollinator Week Events by U.S. Region

Click on a state to see a list of pollinator week events in that state

By proclamation, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe declared 22-28 pollinator week in the state of Arkansas.

By proclamation, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin declared June 22-28, 2009 pollinator week in the state of Alaska.

In celebration of National Pollinator Week Dave Smith, a wildlife biologist in the Flagstaff Ecological Services Suboffice of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will be giving a presentation on native pollinators and managing backyard habitats and gardens for pollinators from 10 am to noon on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Warners Nursery and Garden Center, 1101 East Butler Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona (telephone: 928-774-1983). Contact: David Smith at: or 928-226-0614 x 109.

Bees were buzzing and moving into their fancy new home  at a community  event during AZ pollinator week the last week of June on the grounds of the 40 acre Tohono Chul Park in NW Tucson, AZ.  An outdoor exhibit of sculptures using all recycled materials (in this case, wooden beams from demolished buildings and scrap iron) featured a  "holey" Living Wildlife Sculpture that doubles as a high-rise condo for native Sonoran desert leafcutter and mason bees. The exhibit will be on display in Tucson until August 23, 2009. The unique sculptures are the creation of landscape architect Greg Corman of Gardening Insights ( and Tidhar Ozheri ( an Israeli metalsmith living in Tucson. Bee scientist Stephen Buchmann has been working with the duo as they expand the limits of design and bee acceptance of these unique artworks. A great deal of interest has been expressed by the Tucson gardening and art communities over these original creations.

By proclamation, the Mayor of Santa Rosa Susan Gorin declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the city of Santa Rosa.

Join First Lady Maria Shriver, Food Network Chef Guy Fieri and 2008 Hall of Fame Inductee Alice Waters at the "WE Garden in Capitol Park" event!
The planting of the first edible garden
in the California State Capitol Park

Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:15 a.m.

Speaking Program:
Maria Shriver, California First Lady
Guy Fieri, Food Network Chef
Alice Waters, The Edible Schoolyard


By proclamation, the Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter Jr. declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Colorado.

By proclamation, the Governor of Connecticut M. Jodi Rell declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Connecticut.


Pollinator Alert for Delaware. (Word Doc)

June 18.  WGMC (92.7 FM) has a talk radio program that is broadcast from a bookstore in Rehoboth Beach, Browseabout Bookstore (   Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture, Ed Kee, will be talking about the importance of pollinators to Delaware’s agriculture.  Department of Agriculture staff will have a honey tasting, observation hive, a bee display, and previewing the newly constructed Native Bee Condo.  The Bee Condos was designed and built by DDA staff for cavity-nesting bees such as orchard bees.  It is constructed of wood from Delaware forests and materials recycled from DDA's Pollinator Garden.

June 20.  Pollinator displays at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (  The 4-H, Delaware Beekeepers Association and Delaware Department of Agriculture will have displays on honey bees and native bees, butterflies, and pollinator crafts for kids.  A local chef will be giving a cooking demonstration with honey and herbs.

June 23.(PDF Invite)  Celebration of Pollinator Week at Woodburn, the home of Delaware Governor & Mrs. Markell.  The State Mansion’s grounds are starting down the road to more pollinator-friendly landscaping.  Native plants, donated by the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association, will be installed along with a Bee Condo.  Governor Markell has proclaimed it Pollinator Week in Delaware.

By proclamation, the Governor of Flordia Charlie Crist declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Flordia.

For Pollinator Week 2009, Camp Bayou in Ruskin, Florida will offer a short program on Saturday, June 27 from 9- 10am at our nature center. It will be "A Pollinator Walk" for families. Guided walk through the 'Butterfly Habitat' with a stop at the Native Plant Nursery and Demonstration gardens for ideas to bring home.
In addition to bees, we will look for butterflies, moths, hummingbirds (spotted one this morning) and any other sipper of fine nectar.  For more information, please contact Dolly Cummings at (813) 641-8545.

World Foods donates 1% of its profits to the Pollinator Partnership during Pollinator Week! (PDF)

By proclamation, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia.

Monarchs Across Georgia and Stone Mountain Memorial Association would like to invite you to celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 22-28, 2009, at Stone Mountain Park.  The state butterfly of Georgia, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, will be highlighted in the lobby display inside of Confederate Hall.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Pollinator Habitat Walk

Join us for a walk on the 1-mile loop in the meadow of the Songbird Habitat to observe pollinators at work and learn about the plants and places that they need to survive.  Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Bring a water bottle.  Open to all ages.  Meet at the trail head in the parking area off of Stonewall Jackson Drive.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Monarch Mania

Participants will learn about the migration and life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and make a butterfly craft.  Open to all ages.  Meet inside Confederate Hall.

  • Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Create a Pollinator Garden

Drop in any time during this program to receive information about what to plant in your garden to attract butterflies and other pollinators.  Participants will make pots out of newspaper strips and plant seeds to take home for their own garden.  Open to all ages.  Meet in front of Confederate Hall.
Reservations are not required.  Programs are free however there is an $8.00 vehicle entry fee at the Park gate.  For directions to the Stone Mountain Park, visit

Saturday, June 27
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

            Join Chris Bittle, Naturalist, and explore the world of pollinators! We will have mini-presentations on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators from members of Apalachee Beekeepers and Birdsong staff and volunteers. There will be children’s games and crafts, and a tour of the Butterfly Garden. Picnic under the trees, visit our Bird Window and hike the trails.

For more information and an event schedule check our website at
$3 Friends, $6 nonmembers, children free.
2106 Meridian Rd
Thomasville, Ga 31792

By proclamation, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Illinois.


By proclamation, Iowa Governor Chester J. Culver declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa.

Butterfly County

Date of Event:

July 11, 2009 (Saturday)

Time of Event:

11 am - 2 pm

Event Site:

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Iowa

Event Description:

Staff and volunteers will roam the refuge in order to get as accurate a butterfly count as possible. Binoculars and guide books will be provided. This is a great opportunity to see the refuge and learn about butterflies and the plants they depend upon!


Contact Information:

Cheryl Groom Neal Smith NWR PO Box 399 9981 Pacific Street Prairie City, IA 50228 515-994-3400

By proclamation, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Kansas.

By proclamation, Kentucky governor Steven L. Beshear recognizes June 22-28, 2009 as Pollinator Week in state of Kentucky.

By proclamation, Maine Governor John Baldacci declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Maine.

By proclamation, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Massachusetts.

By proclamation, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Michigan.

Pollinator Day at Buhr Park June 20, 2009

On June 20, 2009, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, come watch native bees visiting the wildflowers at the Buhr Park Childrens' Wet Meadow.MSU entomologist Julianna Tuell will capture insects for kids to safely see up close.  See a display of nest boxes you can build.  Hear about how pollinators help the tasty blueberries growing nearby. Learn how kids can be safe around bees. Everyone is welcome including  kids of all ages and their parents.  Bring hats, sunscreen, and a picnic if you wish.  (Please leave pets at home.)  There is no charge.  Buhr Park is located at 2781 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.  For more information, phone Mark at 734-478-1333.


Wildflower Tour

Date of Event:

June 13, 2009 (Saturday)

Time of Event:

10:00 a.m.

Event Site:

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota

Event Description:

A Wildflower Tour of prairie openings in the oak savanna will be held at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, June 13 beginning at 10:00 a.m. This tour celebrates National Pollinator Week. Join us to see flowers such as wild lupine, hoary puccoon, columbine, and large-flowered beardtongue. Meet at the Old School House.


Contact Information:

Email: Phone: 763-389-3323 ext. 13

Planting For Pollinators(PDF)
A two-part series for 3rd-6th grade students at the Sherburne Soil & Water Conservation District June 15th and June 24th.  For more information please

Gina Hugo
Resource Conservationist
Sherburne Soil & Water
Conservation District
Phone: 763-241-1170 ext. 101


St. Louis Zoo Pollinator Week Events(PDF):

June 22 – 28, 2009: Buzz by the Monsanto Insectarium during National Pollinator Week to celebrate the many reasons we should bee thankful for pollinators!

The Pollinator Dinner
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
6- 9 p.m.
Join us for a special dinner where you can sample the many foods pollinators help provide. After dinner, enjoy a presentation on pollinators and what you can do to help them bee.
For more information and to make reservations, call (314) 646-4857.

The Buzz About Bees
Saturday, June 27, 2009
9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Join us for an in-depth look at native pollinators as we observe them in the Zoo's Missouri Meadow.  Discover how important these species are and how you can help conserve them.
For more information and to make reservations, call (314) 646-4857.


By proclamation, Montana governor Brian Schweitzer recognizes June 22-28, 2009 as Pollinator Week in the state of Montana.

By proclamation, Nevada governor Dave Heineman declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the state of Nevada.

By proclamation, Nevada governor Jim Gibbons declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the state of Nevada.

New Mexcio
By proclamation, New Mexico governor Bill Richardson declared Pollinator Week in the state of New Mexico.

In observance of National Pollinator Week, on June 17, 2009, in the Taste section of the Santa Fe New Mexican, reference was made to the article, Romancing the Pollinators written by Maggie Lee.  This piece first appeared in the spring issue of the national magazine Edible Santa Fe and can be read on the writings page of Ms. Lee's website,

08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Ugarit Canyon

Bodacious Butterfly Festival

Join butterfly expert Steve Cary to learn the martial art of stalking these amazing creatures during the annual butterfly count. Take part in a ranger program to explore the incredible journey of monarch butterflies. Discover the secrets of precious pollinators. Buy a native plant that attracts butterflies, and bring the kids by the face painting booth!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607

New York

Morton National Wildlife Refuge Pollinator Day!(PDF)
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
2595 Noyac Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11937

Just Food is a non-profit organization that works to develop a just and sustainable food system in the New York City region. They do this by fostering new marketing and food-growing opportunities that address the needs of regional, rural family farms, NYC community gardeners, and NYC communities.  Please go to for information about the Just Food  Pollinator Week events.

North Carolina

What’s the Buzz on Native Pollinators?
Saturday, June 27, 2009 9 AM - 12 PM

Join us for this National Pollinator Week event. We will discuss the decline in managed and native pollinators and how they are important to the productivity of crops and the survival and reproduction of many native plants and wildlife.


Host-Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
6601 Devil’s Racetrack Road
Four Oak, NC 27524

Contact: Katrina McDougald
919-938-0115 ext. 225

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Join us on Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church for a nature program entitled "The Monarch Butterfly - A Goodwill Ambassador"  with naturalist Ina Warren.  Mrs. Warren has visited the overwintering reserves in Michoacan, Mexico on four occasions and has amazing photos of the "monarch trees." These are oyamel fir trees that have branches that are filled with monarchs from November until March of each year.  To be discussed is the butterfly's four stages of metamorphosis from tiny egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis and then adult.  During the two weeks that the small monarch caterpillars are feeding, they will only eat the leaves of milkweed plants.  So there will be free milkweed seeds for anyone wishing to plant them to help monarchs in their butterfly gardens.  Also to be discussed are some of the beautiful flowers that provide nectar for the monarchs in Mexico just as they are re-migrating into the US in late winter. On one of Mrs. Warren's trips, she had the chance to visit Patzcuaro during the "Dias de los Muertos" and will share photos and stories from that moving experience. 

The monarch migration is facing threats due to several reasons - illegal deforestation in Mexico and the loss of summer breeding habitat in the US and Canada (due to people killing the milkweeds in their fields).  We will also discuss a nonprofit group in Mexico called Alternare that has a wonderful program to help both the local ejidatarios as well as the butterflies. 

We will provide take-home activity sheets (written in both spanish and english) about the butterflies for the children. There will be live monarch caterpillars for everyone to see and some monarch butterflies to tag and release in the newly created Monarch Waystation butterfly garden.

We invite families to come to this free program to learn more about the joys of attracting butterflies to their garden and also the rich heritage and history of the people in the high mountains of Michoacan who look after their beloved monarchs every winter as they have for thousands of years.

North Dakota
By proclamation, North Dakota governor John Hoeven recognizes June 22-28, 2009 as Pollinator Week in the state of North Dakota.


The "Annual Parade of Wildlife Gardens" on Sunday, 6/28/09 in Worthington, Ohio is in honor of National Pollinator week.  All 8 yards have lovely, pollinator friendly gardens with primarily native plants and no chemical use. Volunteers are leading tours of  their yards to show people the benefits of native plants to our environment, including the feeding, nesting and cover for native pollinators and will explain their importance to the food we eat.  The Parade will include native plants for sale, a compost demo, a demonstration rain garden and educational information. Co-sponsors are the National Wildlife Federation, Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Wild Ones - Columbus Chapter.
For more information, see the right-hand side of the front page of

The Wilderness Center (TWC) in Stark County Ohio is a non-profit nature center with hiking trails, picnic shelters, Interpretive Building and Astronomy Education Building. We will be celebrating National Pollinator Week on Tuesday, June 23rd. Naturalist Lynda Price will lead an interpretive walk through the prairie to observe pollinators at work. The walk is from 2:00-3:30. Check out for other upcoming events.

Secrest Arboretum at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio will celebrate pollinator week with a guided walk through the arboretum gardens.  Dr. Roger Downer, OARDC Entomology, will lead a walk through the various habitats and plantings of the arboretum garden including butterfly/humming bird and native Ohio prairie gardens.  We will discuss the importance of pollinators to human survival and what we can do in our own backyards, parks, and gardens to create and/or enhance habitat for our local pollinating species.  Our hope is that you will leave with a richer understanding of the benefits of sustaining habitats for pollinators.

For more information, please contact:
Roger A. Downer Ph.D
Research Scientist
Lab for Pest Control Application Technology
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-3931

By proclamation, Oklahmoa governor Brad Henry declared Pollinator Week in the state of Oklahoma.


National Pollinator Week June 22-28 will include a Pollination talk and Beekeeping Workshop. Jonathan Loften and Gwendolyn Ellen, along with Jacqueline Freeman from Friendly Haven Farm, Washington (  are doing the Pollination talk Sat 4-5 PM and Jacqualine is conducting a 3 hour Beekeeping Workshop Sunday at Sustainable Lifestyles Festival in Pleasant Hill, OR (see /SustainableLifestyles.html). John Eichorn begins his summer bee course at The Cottage Grove branch of Lane Comm College also on the 27th .

The Governor of Oregon has proclaimed the week as National Pollinator week


By proclamation, Pennsylvania governor Edward G. Rendell declared Pollinator Week in the state of Pennsylvania.

What's the buzz at Young's Woods Park?
     June 27, 2009 from 11 am until 3 pm at Young's Woods Park  located at Railway St & Minnie Alley, Williamsport PA.  Sponsored by AmeriCorps , Mayor Campana and the City of Williamsport.   AmeriCorps along with the Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will plant a small pollinator friendly garden.  There will be a small educational presentation on pollinators and their habitat.  AmeriCorps will have a build a pollinator activity table.  The James Brown Library will also have an activity table.  There will be games.  Come out & enjoy a day at the park. Learn how to Bee pollinator friendly! 

Honey Tasting Event!
     All are welcome to a Honey Tasting Event given at the Neshaminy Manor Center, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, on Wednesday, June 24th from 6-8 p.m. 

   Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about our on-site demonstration garden dedicated to Pollinators.  Learn why supporting pollinators is in the best interests of all of us.  A planting guide and Penn State literature will be available. 

     The Honey Tasting will be “armchair travel” with honeys from local beekeepers, U.S. beekeepers and some exotic ones from around the world.  Come and enjoy a sweet evening with us!

Montgomery Library Event!

The Montgomery Library in Montgomery, PA will be celebrating Pollinator Week on June 24th at 2PM with a pollinator program followed by a small pollinator friendly garden planting.  Questions?  Please contact Helen Grosso, Master Gardener at:

1 S Main St
Montgomery, PA 17752
(570) 547-6212

Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
will be abuzz with Master Gardener Helen Grosso on Tuesday, June 23. Following a talk about the importance of pollinating and a sweet sampling of various honeys made even more fun with a blind taste test,the participants will swarm out to the backyard where they will plant a pollinator friendly garden. Each "bee" will buzz home with their own bee-bonnet.

For more information contact:

Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
Lynn Williams (director)
100 King Street
Northumberland, PA 17857

Spring Garden Farms Inc., a certified Backyard Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation, will have a huge selection of herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs on sale all for National Pollinator Week.  Their selection includes parsley, dill, zinnias, salvia, lantana, penta, lucifer, black - eyed susans, blazing star, flowering trees, lilacs, plus much, much more.  There will be significant savings on all the above.  30% off or more for all purchases.

For more information please contact:
Spring Garden Farms Inc
1585 Main St
Birdsboro, Pa 19508

Rhode Island
By proclamation, Rhode Island governor Donald J. Carcieri declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the state of Rhode Island.

15 Whole Foods Market stores in New England will have register donation coupons for The Pollinator Partnership during the month of June!

Local 121, at 121 Washington St., Providence, is hosting a free showing of the documentary Silence of the Bees on Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 pm. The filmprovides anin-depth look at the search to uncover clues into Colony Collapse Disorder which is killing off huge populations of the honeybee.
Silence of the Bees goes beyond the unsolved mystery to tell the story of the honeybee itself, its invaluable impact on our food supply and takes a look at what's at stake if honeybees disappear. It further explores the complex world of the honeybee in crisis and instills in viewers a sense of urgency to learn ways to help these extraordinary animals. Meet with members of the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association, enjoy a sampling of local honey and foods that we would not have if not for the pollination by the honey bee.
To learn more, contact Nancy Miller at 401-274-2121 or e-mail:

Whole Foods Market, University Heights, 601 North Main St., Providence, (401) 621-5990, is hosting the creator of Honeydrop, a new beverage sweetened with organic honey, on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is in celebration of Pollinator Week in Rhode Island and the store’s campaign to “Help Save the Honeybees.”

South Carolina
By proclamation, Tennessee governor Mark Stanford declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the state of South Carolina.

By proclamation, Texas governor Rick Perry declared Pollinator Week in the state of Texas.

Jones Park visitors of all ages can learn how pollinators serve a critical link in the food chain, discover that many species are declining, and find out what steps can be taken to help. This two-day celebration, on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., features displays, noted speakers, guided pollinator discovery tours and more! Please call 281-446-8588 for more information.

By proclamation, Council member Carter Burdette declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the City of Fort Worth, Texas.

The Fort Worth Botanical Garden is planning a Pollinators Party June 14 from 10am to noon.  The public is invited.

For more information, please contact:
Gail R. Manning
Education Horticulturist & Entomologist
Fort Worth Botanical Garden
3220 Rock Springs Road
Office: 817.871.7687

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Heartwood Chapter Texas Master Naturalist, have teamed up to present a weeklong Pollination Celebration for the greater Houston-North area.
Sat, Sun,- June 20 & 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Dr. Humble, TX 77338, 281.446.8588

-Multimedia presentations by noted speakers, guided pollinators in action discovery tours, pollinator friendly plants available, information stations, kids activities

Mon,-Fri June 22-26, W. Goodrich Jones State Forest, 1328 FM 1488, Conroe, TX 77384, 936.273.2263

-Guided pollinator garden tours- led by TX Master Naturalists

Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m.-2 P.m. Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 FM 1484, Conroe, TX 77303 (for information regarding this event, call 832.381.6921

-Multimedia presentations by noted speakers, pollinator friendly plants available, information stations, kids activities
Flyer Partnership

Kinder Morgan is having a pollinator festival at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, TX.  Houston Audubon Society and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory will be participating in the event showing how birds are also pollinators.

June 27, 2009
Noon – 2PM
Discovery Green Downtown
Houston, TX
Michelle Munger @ 832-329-8690

By proclamation, Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the state of Tennessee.

By proclamation, Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Virginia.

The American Horticultural Society’s first annual "Community Green at River Farm" will be held June 14, 2009 from 11 AM - 4 PM . This new tradition will be a fun filled day for the public focused on gardening, horticulture, the environment, and the important role nature plays in our daily lives. If you have any questions please contact

Appreciating our Pollinators class at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Leesburg, Va.
Ages 4-6: Wed., June 17, 12:30-2 pm
Ages 7-10: Tues, June 23, 4-5:30 pm
Cost: $18

Bees, beetles, butterflies, and other animals 
 do the work of pollinating many of our crops.  Learn more 
about threats to these creatures and things we can do to help 
Phone: 703-777-1368

Pollinator Workshop, Saturday, June 27 from 1-4pm. Celebrate National Pollinator Week at Arlington Virginia's Central Library with staff from Arlington and Long Branch Center. Our activities include presentations on how to attract pollinators to the garden and a bee bundling workshop.
Numerous hand-outs and lots of expert advice will be available. For more information call 703-228-6535. No registration required. Free, Meet at:
Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

One out of every three bites of food is brought to you by a pollinator!

Visit with a Master Gardener Volunteer this week to learn about the importance of pollinators not only to our flower gardens but to our dinner tables as well.  See examples of foods we eat every day that depend on pollinators and learn what you can do to protect them.  Spin the pollinator wheel and get a free poster!

Saturday, June 20th 10 am – 12 pm
Harbour Pointe Ukrop’s: 13700 Hull St Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10 am – 1 pm
Chesterfield Towne Center Ukrop’s: 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

Thursday, June 25th 10 am – 1 pm
Chesterfield Meadows Ukrop’s: 6401 Centralia Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Saturday, June 27th 12 – 2 pm
Stratford Hills Ukrop’s:  7045 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225

By proclamation, Washington governor Christine O. Gregoire declared Pollinator Week in the state of Washington.

JUNE 2009
JUNE 12 & 26, 2009 9-11am or 3-5pm- Only $10/session/person.
ECOS USA-“Endangered Butterflies!!”  Students ages K-12 along with parents or guardian will learn about several endangered butterfly species and learn of the reproductive and local remnant habitats throughout the Upper and Middle Rocky Mountain Regions.  Butterfly structure, adaptations, and life history will be explored.  A butterfly habitat structure will be designed by each family to take home.
regalM.jpg (22 K) (Speyeria idalia), regal fritillary.

June 24  8:30am-6pm-$40/person.
ECOS USA- “INDIGNEOUS BEETLE POLLINATORS  OF SELECTED FERNS AND PLANTS  OF THE ROCK MOUNTAIN REGIONS.  This classs will feature Senior MSc Ecologist Sondra Collins, who has over 18 years as a Riparian/Wetland Ecologist throughout the Columbia Plateau and the Rocky Mountain Regions.   There will be a short field trip to a local rare remnant palustrine wetland where the participants will aid in gathering ecological data.  Please inquire via email to the mandatory  fieldtrip list @ columbica), Columbia River Tiger Beetle.

Washington DC

Contact: Susan Pourian, The Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Dept. of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 202-208-4056,

The Indian Craft Shop
Pollinators in American Indian Art
June 20 – 26, 2009
Celebrating National Pollinator Week

Washington, DC, May 28, 2009:  From June 20 – 26, 2009, The Indian Craft Shop will celebrate “Pollinators in American Indian Art” in recognition of National Pollinator Week, which is officially June 22 – 28.

The purpose of National Pollinator Week is to raise public awareness of the importance of the birds, bees, bats, beetles, butterflies, moths and flies that are needed to produce 80 percent of our flowering plants and one third of our human food crops, and to teach pollinator-friendly practices. Across the country, the Pollinator Partnership is launching a “Think global; Act local” call-to-action to “Plant for Pollinators.”

One of the many local, state and regional events planned is Pollinators in American Indian Art, a special highlight of American Indian arts at The Indian Craft Shop, located inside the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Works of art by American Indian artists from across the country have been gathered, including basketry, jewelry, beadwork, pottery, weavings and sculpture that depict pollinators as well the plants they pollinate. Enjoy the whimsy of Kathy Whitman’s jewelry and sculpture depicting hummingbirds, butterflies and flowers; the exceptional skills of potter Mary Louise Eteevan’s butterfly-lidded bowls; and the charm of a bee or hummingbird pin.

Many of today’s American Indian arts honor the elements of the living world, capturing their importance and their beauty – join us as we celebrate Pollinators in American Indian Art from June 20 – 26, 2009.

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The Indian Craft Shop, managed by Guest Services, Inc., represents authentic American Indian arts and crafts from over 55 tribal areas within the United States. The Shop, open since 1938 and under historic preservation, is located inside the Department of the Interior, 18th & C Streets, NW, Washington, DC, 20240. For additional information, call 202-208-4056, email, or check the website at For information about the Interior Museum and programs, contact 202-208-4743.

The public entrance to the U.S. Department of the Interior is at 18th & C Streets, NW. Handicap Access is available at 18th & E Streets. A photo ID is needed for access to the building. The Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

At the Interior Museum – “The Bats and the Bees: Pollination Systems in America”
Museum hours: M – F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Telephone: 202-208-4743. 

Please come to the Smithsonian on June 22 from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM and learn from the experts about what is happening to bumble bees in North America and worldwide.  The attached flyer provides details (PDF)

There Can Bee Better Highways and Farms! (PDF)

West Virginia

Get Ready to Bumble!
Local Area Buzzing with Activities for National Pollinator Week, June 22 to 28 in Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia

Contact: Jessica Levine and 304.645.2795
Info(Word Doc)
Poster(Word Doc)

Art in the Park Community Arts is pleased to invite the community to a series of fun, free of charge, open to all, hands-on art and gardening activities this summer to learn about pollination, a process essential to our food supply, and to celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 22 to 28.   Environmental education activities will be happening all around the area, including Farmers Markets in Ronceverte and Lewisburg, WV,  and impromptu locations.

 What will happen?  A bicycle/ sculpture that illustrates pollination is the highly portable centerpiece of community art-making activities. The gardening aspect of the program is focused on creating butterfly gardens with native plants.  The first event will be held on June 11, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Amy MacIntire of Enchanters’ Garden Nursery, Hinton will lead “Create a Butterfly Garden” at 208 Holt Lane, Lewisburg.   Art activities will start on Saturday, June 20, from 10 to 11 AM at the Lewisburg Farmers’ Market led by Caroline Smith. This mixed-media hands-on art activity is appropriate for participants of all ages and called “ Bumblebuzz: an art project to study pollination”.

For the full schedule and more information, please go to <>.  Please attend one or all events.  Registration is optional, and can be done through the website. Dress to get dirty—there will be planting and possible messy art-making.   All activities are appropriate for adults and kids accompanied by adults. This program is made possible by generous local support and a grant from Black Rock Arts Foundation.

Local citizens enjoyed a festive signing ceremony on Tuesday, when Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester proclaimed National Pollinator Week, June 22- 28, 2009. The humble and essential pollinators will be celebrated with a series of fun, free of charge, open to all, hands-on art and gardening activities, sponsored by Art in the Park Community Arts. On Saturday, June 20, from 10 to 11 AM at the Lewisburg Farmers’ Market, Caroline Smith will lead “ Bumblebuzz: an art project to study pollination”.  The activity will be held again at 10 AM at the Tuesday June 23 Ronceverte Farmers' Market.  This mixed-media hands-on art activity is appropriate for participants of all ages.  Lots more fun, educational activities are planned. Please go to for the full schedule.  Contact: Jessica Levine and 304.645.2795

2009 Art in the Park Community Arts Pollinator Appreciation Activity Schedule

  • Thursday, 6-11  @ 11AM to 1 PM with Amy MacIntire at 208 Holt Lane, Lewisburg -  Create a Butterfly Garden: site selection, plant selection, and design
  • Saturday, 6-20    @ 10 - 11 AM with Caroline Smith at Lewisburg Farmers Market - Bumblebuzz: the art project.


  • Monday, 6/22 @ 6 - 8 PM with Amy MacIntire at 318 North Court St, Lewisburg –
  • Create a Butterfly Garden: pollinators and wetlands
  • Wednesday, 6/24   @ 6 - 8 PM  with Anne Canterbury at 318 North Court Street, Lewisburg   / Walk + Talk: The Magic of Plants


  • Saturday, 6- 27  @  10 - 11 AM with Caroline Smith at Lewisburg Farmers Market - Bumblebuzz: the art project.
  • Tuesday, 6-30 @ 10 - 11 AM with Mariah Miller at Ronceverte Farmers' Market -    Bumblebuzz: the art project.


  • Friday, 7/03 @ downtown Lewisburg First Friday / meet Bumblebuzz, a moveable beast bike sculpture.
  • 7/11 @ 2 - 5 PM Amy MacIntire at John Wesley Methodist Church, 208 Foster Street, Lewisburg- Create a Butterfly Garden: planting a butterfly garden

By proclamation, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle declared June 22-28, 2009 Pollinator Week in the State of Wisconsin.

WTDY Talk Radio Farm report with Pam Jahnke will be celebrating National Pollinator Week 2009 with broadcasts about pollinators.  For more information, please visit


A BEE FRIENDLY COMPANY will be hosting speakers on the importance of pollinators.  A showing of "THE BEE MOVIE" on June 27th will be held at the YMCA.  For more information, please contact:

Michael Jordan
"The BEE Whisperer"
1352 "B" West 19th Street
Cheyenne Wyoming  82001
(307) 638-8440