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Pollinator Party Today!

Come out to the McLane Center today from 10am-2pm for our Pollinator Party and Grand Opening of the Pollinator Demonstration Garden. Get ideas for planting your own pollinator garden, play games, make a leaf book or nature journal, enter the raffle, and get a close-up look at some of our native pollinators!
The Caterpillar Lab is here until 1pm with live caterpillars and cocoons to explore.
Tour our new garden, visit our informational stations, participate in family friendly activities, and enjoy a picnic! Pemi Native Plants will have native pollinator friendly plants for sale. We will also raffle off baskets with garden goods generously donated by our sponsors. Green Heron music will entertain and Roots Catering will be on site with food from 11am-1pm.

Monarch Butterfly – one of NH’s native pollinators. (Photo by Walter Keane)

Pollinators are a vital part of our world. It is estimated that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators. Unfortunately, pollinator numbers are declining but research shows that our backyards, and even container gardens, can and do make a difference for pollinator survival.
Spend the day with us, learn more about pollinators, and enjoy a picnic in the garden.
Entry fees are $7 Members, $14 Member Families; $10 Nonmembers, $20 nonmember families.

  • Make flower crowns
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Learn how to build a bee hotel with Petals in the Pines
  • Make nature journals
  • Ask a Master Gardener booth
  • Ask a Biologist booth
  • Make a real leaf book with artist Adele Sanborn
  • Enter the raffle to win a butterly hotel, bluebird box, swallow house, pollinator books, bird feeders, totes made from recycled birdseed bags, and more!
  • Stonyfield will be there, as well as Roots catering with lunch options from 10am-1pm