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A Season To Celebrate Those Who Pollinate

Cooler weather is the perfect invitation to explore the great outdoors and take a peek at the pollinators puttering and fluttering about.

With the advent of cooler weather, there are a few pollinator-packed events happening in the coming weeks. Although the events are virtual, you can still get outside and experience the pollinators firsthand.

For starters, the Pollinator Festival — which used to be held just one weekend — now extends throughout the entire month of October!

Included in the month-long celebration are on-demand how-to videos for attracting monarchs, bees and other pollinators to your garden, as well as educational short films about pollinators beyond butterflies.

And here are two more pollen-packed virtual activities.

Rainbow Gardens Bandera location is hosting a “Pollinator Gardening is for Everyone” tour and mini class Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. Sign up now!

And the WaterSaver Landscape Tour — it’s virtual this year — features many landscapes designed with pollinators in mind. Register for the free Zoom webinar here.

Mark Peterson
Mark Peterson
Mark A. Peterson is a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you’re likely to find him hiking San Antonio’s wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.
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