Hillsborough is BEE-utiful: Celebrating National Pollinator Week
May 31, 2019
Did you know that Hillsborough is a certified Bee City? The national nonprofit organization Bee City USA has recognized Hillsborough’s work to reverse pollinator declines. As a designated Bee City, the town works to help raise awareness of the role pollinators play in sustaining more than 75 percent of the world’s plant species and to help expand pollinator-friendly practices and environments in town. June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week, and this Bee City is celebrating.
There will be two events (listed below) to celebrate pollinators and educate about how to use gardening to help preserve the pollinator population. There will also be educational activities for kids at the Orange County Main Library and the Orange County Historical Museum, exhibits at local galleries, and special offerings at a host of Hillsborough Businesses. For more information, click the link below.
POLLINATORS IN ART OPENING RECEPTION
June 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Margaret Lane Gallery
Local artists join with the Town of Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club in celebrating National Pollinator Week. Kevin Flynn Bell, Beverly Currence, Debi Drew, Phillip Howard, David Knox, Ray LaMantia, Judith Maier, Pat Merriman, Jacqueline Rimmler, Sam Williams, Darlene Wells and Barbara Younger share pollinator-inspired art. The show runs June 14 through July 7, with an opening reception Sunday, June 16 from 2 to 5 pm. Free and open to the public. Children are welcome. Learn More
POLLINATOR PARADISE GARDEN LECTURE
June 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Visit the Pollinator Garden in Gold Park for a buzzing good time! The Orange County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be stationed at the Bee Hotel & in the Pollinator Garden to enlighten you about native & honey bees, the plants that attract them and other pollinators that visit the garden. Come soak in the beauty, watch pollinators at work and enjoy a lively Q & A discussion.
OPEN GARDEN at Windsong & Special Class – How To Create a Pollinator Garden
June 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Penny Rand; longtime professional garden designer and master gardener has created a new pollinator garden, *Windsong*, and is giving a presentation on how to create one, as well as opening up her new gardens to the public for a self-guided tour and brown bag lunch. Bring your brown bag lunch (leave no trace please), and your drink and learn about how to create a pollinator garden. Gardens will be available to stroll. Don’t forget your camera