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Celebrating and Protecting Pollinators!



Pollinator Appreciation Month


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. Join your friends and neighbors for events throughout the month to learn more about these fascinating creatures and what you can to do help protect them.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at 6 p.m in Council Chambers as we declare Pollinator Appreciation Month. Read the declaration here



Events for Kids

Choose from lots of fun and educational events for kids and families, including the Bee Boulder Family Festival featuring Jeff & Paige, special workshops, pollinator-themed story times and more!


Tour de Hive, Native Bee Lecture and Workhops for Adults and Teens 

The popular Tour de Hive is back this year. Join CU's Dr. Adrian Carper to learn about Colorado's native bees and sign up for a workshop!


Learn About Pollinators and How You Can Help


Learn About Pollinators and How You Can Help

Fun facts, videos, information about pollinators. Tips for how each of us can do our part to protect them.




Volunteer! Do you want to learn how to establish and maintain a pollinator garden, while helping to create a beautiful and welcoming spot the whole community can enjoy that supports native bees, butterflies and other wildlife? Sign up today to volunteer and learn at the Rayback Collective pollinator garden!


The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project


The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project

The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project is a new program to encourage the creation of high quality pollinator habitat throughout Boulder, both on public and private properties.  Learn more!








Email Rella Abernathy   ●  303-441-1901