Pollinators are a critical part of a healthy community, and many of the actions that protect our fuzzy bees and beautiful monarchs also protect Idahoans. To celebrate Pollinator Week, check out the events (both in person and online) below!
Also, take action to urge Idaho state and local officials to work toward pesticide and harmful chemical reduction in our communities.
Wednesday, June 23rd:
9:30-10:30am in Boise: Pollinator Preschool at Julia Davis Rose Garden
Meet the fuzzy, buzzing, busy creatures that help plants grow in this one-hour interactive program. We will read a story, make a butterfly, and look for pollinator friends in action. Program designed for children ages 3 to 6. All children must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Drop ins will not be admitted.
12-1pm Online: The Monarch Butterfly: Idaho’s State Insect Webinar
Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle, issues the Western monarch population is facing, and what we can do to help. Join us in helping to protect this incredible butterfly.
6-7pm Online: Gardening for Pollinators Webinar
Transform your yard or garden into a pollinator sanctuary. Learn the basics of pollinator gardening, including which plants, maintenance techniques and design strategies to use for creating pollinator habitat at home.
6-7pm Online: Pollinator Week Panel & Happy Hour
Celebrate Pollinator Week by joining in a fun and informative happy hour Q&A with a panel of Xerces Society pollinator conservation experts! During this Q&A, participants will have the opportunity to directly ask Xerces staff about anything and everything related to pollinator conservation, native habitat restoration, pesticide use and impacts, climate change resilience, grazing management, and more.
Thursday, June 24th:
6-7pm in Boise: Warm Springs Park Pollinator Garden Tour
Meet the native plants and pollinators found throughout Warm Springs Park and its expansive pollinator garden. Join us for a leisurely stroll through a hidden gem. A park plant list will be provided. Meet in the garden at 6 pm. Parking is available on Marden St. and the garden is a short walk down the greenbelt.
4-6pm in the WRV: Wood River Land Trust Volunteer Event
WRLT will be hosting a kid’s friendly volunteer workday at the Pollinator Meadow in the Colorado Gulch Preserve every Thursday, 4:00-6:00pm throughout the month of June.
Friday, June 25th:
1-3pm in Boise: Volunteer and Learn Pollinator Week Event
Join us in this Vo-Learn-Teer experience at the Foothills Learning Center Pollinator and Sensory garden. Learn about the pollinator plants, pollinators, and weeds that make themselves at home in the Foothills Learning Center Pollinator Garden. Participants will help with garden maintenance as they learn about the species around them. If possible, bring along a smart phone with the iNaturalist app to collect pollinator observations.