Pasture Stewardship in Kelowna!
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9am - 2pm Kelowna Public Art Pollinator Pasture (near Brent’s Grist Mill) Register For The Event!
Everyone is welcome to come to the pollinator pasture for a seeding and spring growth day! We will have a major day for prepping, seeding, mulching and protecting plants on site. We will provide a lunch for people who will be there over the noon hour. Bring family and friends and stay for one hour or the whole time. Bring work gloves and ideally a good garden rake. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and trowels are also useful if you can bring them.
Bee ID with Dr. Robert Lalonde
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1 - 4pm UBC Okanagan - SCI 142 Register Online!
Learn to identify many of the hundreds of native bee species around us here in the Okanagan. From the lab to the field, entomologist Bob Lalonde will provide us with ways to identify the different types of pollinating insects. Bob is a fun and incredibly knowledgeable teacher and you will leave with new insight and skills to help enjoy our local pollinators, impress your friends and engage in citizen science!
Pollinator Picnic (Doors Open Richmond)
Join Border Free Bees at our Pollinator Picnic in the new Terra Nova Pollinator Meadow during Doors Open Richmond! Bring your lunch and participate in creating a new public art sculpture by weaving a bumble basket with eco-artist Jaymie Johnson; learn how to identify and count pollinators using our Citizen Science app; enjoy live music with the Vancouver Regional District Youth Community Band; and tour the meadow to learn how you can create pollinator habitat in your own backyard.
The Art Of Nature: Plant Walk & Microscopic Photography Workshop with Stephanie Aitken
Come learn about Okanagan native plants and discover microscopic photography! We will start with a plant walk on campus, learning how to identify native plants, discussing their ecological roles, and how we incorporate them into our own gardens. Returning to the lab we will use microscopes to take a closer look at the hidden beauty of seeds, bark, leaves, etc. Bring your own camera and try your hand at microscopic photography. You will leave with a new artful appreciation for nature!