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Celebrate Pollinators at the ABQ BioPark

Two June events at the Botanic Garden will educate attendees about bees and other pollinators.
June 14, 2018 - Animals like the endangered rusty patch bumble bee pollinate more than 90 percent of U.S. commercial crops, but pollinators across the globe are in danger of disappearing. Learn more about pollinators at two events this month at the Botanic Garden. 
 
During the annual Pollinator Celebration at the Botanic Garden, attendees can learn about the importance of pollinators like bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and many more. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 16. Attendees can participate in educational activities and discovery stations and will learn how to create a pollinator habitat. 

Stop back by the garden from 10 a.m.-noon on June 23 to learn more about pollinators at The Native Bees of the Botanic Garden workshop. Olivia Carril, who has been studying bees for more than 20 years, will lead attendees on a pollinator walk and talk for this event. The workshop will include both classroom and field portions and begins at the Heritage Farm Farmhouse. 
 
"Native insects that pollinate plants, particularly bumble bees and solitary bees, have become scarcer. It is possible that species could start disappearing before we even realize they are threatened," said Pamela Dupzyk, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden education coordinator. "At these two events, learn more about these pollinators and how to attract them."