Pollinator Week is Buzzing with Excitement
June 5, 2021
The Hillsborough Garden Club is gearing up for the annual Pollinator Week festivities. “The Hillsborough community will observe National Pollinator Week on June 21-27. Each year we celebrate the importance of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to our food supply and continued existence on this planet with exciting and educational events. Many local organizations and businesses take this opportunity to contribute to the fun. The town will erect a Pollinator Week banner at the South Churton Street town entrance.”
Available for free pickup, the Garden Club is donating 500 wildflower seed packets. Those interested can swing by Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry, Margaret Lane Gallery, or the Gro Smart while supplies last.
Put on your hunting gear! The Garden Club’s Bee Hunt will take place June 26-27th. Participants can explore our local parks in search of the 35 hidden beehive photos and markers. Locate at least 20 to get entered into the drawing giveaway! Work solo or gather friends to set out on the adventure. Rules and details on how to get involved visit hillsboroughgardenclub.org.
Hillsborough Parks to Explore:
Cates Creek Park pollinator garden -1445 Cates Creek ParkwayDowntown parking lot pollinator islands (behind Wooden Nickle)
Gold Park pollinator garden and bee hotel – 415 Dimmocks Mill Road
Mayo Park (King St. next to Dual Supply)
Murray Street bird park – 225 Murray St.
Police Department pollinator garden (behind police building near the parking area)
Sheriff’s Department pollinator garden (Between court building and Pavilion)
Turnip Patch Park butterfly garden – 333 W. King St. (corner of King and Oconeechee)