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Botanic Garden Celebrates Pollinators on June 25

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Event Is Part of National Awareness Campaign

Botanic Garden Celebrates Pollinators on June 25

Zebra longwing, queen and monarch butterflies at the Botanic Garden. Photo courtesy of ABQ BioPark

Celebrate pollinators with the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden on June 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Pollinator Celebration includes craft activities and discovery stations that explore the incredible lives of bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and other important pollinators.

Ever wonder where your food comes from? This event is a great opportunity to learn about some of the 200,000 species of pollinators and the food crops they help produce. Explore how pollinators promote human health and biodiversity by pollinating almost 90% of flowering plants.

“Our lives are affected by pollinators everyday,” said Tallie Segel, Interim Education Curator. “Visitors can discover the connection between pollinators and our food at this special celebration.”

Pollinators play a key role in the production of 150 major U.S. crops as diverse as apples, almonds, berries, kiwis, melons and squash. Investigate the flowers that attract pollinators (some smell like chocolate!), and learn how to attract these critters to home gardens.

See what the buzz is all about at the fifth annual Botanic Garden Pollinator Celebration. Look for the craft tables and discovery stations located near the PNM Butterfly Pavilion and Pollinator Garden. The event is included with regular admission.

The Pollinator Celebration is held each year during National Pollinator Week. For more information about this national campaign, visit www.pollinator.org.

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