Saturday, July 14th, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Naturalist and Illinois Bee Spotter, Barbara Williams will help you discover our native pollinators and their important roles in our lives and our landscapes. Insects pollinate most flowering plants including many of our crops and the plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife. Pollinator populations reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Northern Illinois has a lot of different species of native pollinators, but many of their populations are declining. We’ll go out to the gardens and see if we can find five or six species of bumble bees as well as some of the other species of native pollinators that might be active. Warm summer days are a good time for bee hunting and the fragrant gardens at Klehm are ideal bee habitat. Limited to 10 participants.
Non-Members: Included with daily admission