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New This Week

June 13, 2023

Pollinator Week is June 19th-25th

Join us during Pollinator Week for fun and informative displays and discussion

Learn About Lepidoptera

Painters owner Brad Owen, Ph.D., will be sharing his passion for moths and butterflies!  Come check out a specimen collection of representative butterflies and moths, and learn about the importance of Lepidoptera as pollinators and part of our food web (to read more about the importance of butterfly and moth collections for the sake of conservation, click here!). Brad has always had a passion for Lepidoptera - come check out a sampling of his specimens, observe the beauty of butterfly scales through a microscope, and pick his brain about butterflies and moths.  Brad's handout (which will also be published to our blog) will give insight into just how critical butterflies, and especially moths, are for pollination.  Many of us admire the beauty of these creatures, but may not realize how critical they are to our ecosystem!

Day: Saturday, June 24th

Time: 11am to 3pm

Observe a Honey Bee Hive in Action

Susan Brand of Mama B's Honey will be setting up her observation hive of lovely ladies for us to appreciate.  Susan will be sharing her honeybees, as well as their delicious honey, allowing us to observe the magic and complexity of building and maintaining a hive.

Day: Sunday, June 25th,

Time: 9am to 1pm

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