Sat, May 21|
World Bee Day: Plants and Pollinators workshop at Maplewood Flats
Bees are critical pollinators that keep our ecosystem healthy, so how can we support them?
Time & Location
May 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
North Vancouver, 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1B1, Canada
About the Event
Celebrate World Bee Day with this free workshop. Maplewood Flats and Wild Bird Trust BC have a wonderful history of connecting the public with local birds, and we aim to do the same, only with native bees. With the Coast Salish Native Plant Nursery on site, you can get started building your own bee garden afterwards, too!
You will learn about our local wild bees, the places they live, and the plants they forage on. We’ll play Bee BINGO! You will learn to spot and identify bees using special Beespeaker Bee Gazing Frames (photographs of different local bees). You'll learn how to photograph bees and contribute to community science by adding their observations to the iNaturalist Bee Tracker Project. This World Bee Day event unites the knowledge or Senaqwila Wyss (Program Coordinator at Maplewood Flats), Madame Beespeaker (aka Lori Weidenhamer) and Christine Thuring, both of the Native Bee Society.
This event takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, notably the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.