2018: The Year of the Pollinator

2018 is the Year of the Pollinator at Awbury!

The flowers you see and the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds you eat depend on the process of pollination.

In 2018, Arboretum will feature monthly classes, tours, dinners, and workshops highlighting the often unacknowledged creatures and forces – bees, butterflies, moths, wind, and more – who initiate so much of the beauty and bounty of our world.

The premier event of the Pollinator Year is our interactive art installation; FOUND: Native Pollinators at Awbury Arboretum featuring twelve one of a kind, beautifully crafted tiles by Karen Singer Tileworks. Tiles will be on display starting April 21st  – look for more details about this upcoming event.

Year of the Pollinator Events:

❦  Thursday, January 18th –  Make and Take Seed Ball Workshop

❦  Saturday, February 10th – Paw Paws, Figs, and Other Unusual Fruits for Philly

❦  Thursday, March 8th – Pollinators on your Plate and in your Glass…….Oh My! 

❦  Saturday, April 21st Pollinators FOUND at Awbury Arboretum, an art exhibition and scavenger hunt

The signature event for the Year of the Pollinator!  Includes the unveiling of our scavenger hunt tiles in the landscape, a gallery reception at Cope House, walking tours, and a brief studio talk with artist Karen Singer.  Click here for more details!

Presenting: Awbury’s 2018 series on pollinators– from wasps to wind!

Monthly articles will correspond with our programming and our “Pollinators FOUND at Awbury Arboretum” art show and scavenger hunt.

Articles written by La Salle student and Awbury intern Dan Sardaro.

March – Blue Orchard Mason Bee

These bees- which are dark blue with a metallic shine- are extremely effective at pollinating fruit trees, helping keep the produce you eat available and healthy.

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February – Wind

While the winter winds may seem frightful, Spring winds usher in an entirely new season of rebirth.  Learn about parts of the globe that contain fewer animals or insects where wind is key.

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January – Honeybees

Learn about honeybees’ roles in their colony, their responsibilities in the ecosystem, and what YOU can to help these little critters.

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