Celebrating and Protecting Pollinators!
CELEBRATE AND PROTECT BOULDER'S POLLINATORS!
Why all the buzz about pollinators? Besides the hard-working honeybee, Boulder is home to more than 550 native bee species, from large beautiful bumblebees to small, ground-nesting bees. All over the world, bees and other insects, such as flies, beetles and butterflies, and animals including hummingbirds and bats, pollinate fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, spices, chocolate and coffee! Pollinators also provide essential services and environmental benefits that maintain the health and beauty of our grasslands, forests, meadows, and other natural areas. Sadly, pollinators are declining, which places our food security and natural environment in peril. During the autumn as we enjoy the bountiful harvest and the natural areas around us filled with seed-laden wildflowers, people throughout Boulder come together for Pollinator Appreciation Month to celebrate our precious pollinators and to take action to protect them.
Bee Boulder Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Although we can't meet in person this year, the Bee Boulder Festival will be better than ever. Join us for a virtual festival that includes entertainment, talks, workshops and garden tours. "Visit" booths to join activities, gather information and ask questions of the experts.
Like other years, there will be entertainment, educational and fun activities for kids, including performances by Jeff & Paige.
In addition, top experts will be providing information, workshops and answering your questions about pollinators, gardening, native plants, growing local food - everything you could possibly want to learn about improving landscaping for people and for pollinators. Learn how to choose plants, design a garden, remove lawn, collect native plant seed, grow plants from seeds, manage pests without pesticides, organize your neighborhood into a pollinator pathway, create and maintain landscapes that support biodiversity and transform our city to address the challenges ahead. Learn about new programs and initiatives that you can join.
The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project
The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project encourages the creation of high quality pollinator habitat throughout Boulder, both on public and private properties. Find resources to help you plan a pollinator garden, including plant recommendations and ways to provide a safe and healthy enviroment for our fuzzy friends. Learn more!
A Step-By-Step Guide to Organic Lawn Care
This step-by-step guide shows you everything you need to know to transition your lawn to organic and improve the quality of your lawn that you're already managing without chemicals. Save money on your water bill, protect your kids and pets from toxic lawn chemicals. Choose from three plans to fit your budget. Download a free copy.
Read the Climate, Ecosystems and Community Report
Learn how ecosystems are being impacted by climate change and other factors. Learn about the actions that the city, partner organizations and the community are taking to protect and enhance Boulder's natural resources, plants and wildlife and how you can get involved. See the report here.
Small Gardens, Big Change
Small Gardens, Big Change is a new initiative launched in June 2020 to develop cost-effective ways to grow thousands of native plants and bring together all generations of our community to transform Boulder's landscaping. Learn more.
Email Rella Abernathy ● 303-441-1901