More than 80 percent of the world’s flowering plants require a pollinator to reproduce. If we lost just the plants that bees pollinate, we’d risk losing all of the animals that eat those plants, creating a domino effect on the food chain. In fact, a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population!
Pollinators FOUND is a celebration of the many ways in which twelve key insects and forces of nature shape our natural world. On Saturday, April 21, from 1-4 p.m., the free event will unveil Awbury Arboretum’s twelve unique ceramic tiles, each depicting a pollinator, crafted by local artist Karen Singer. The family-friendly event will also include a scavenger hunt exploring the grounds to reveal the twelve tiles, a talk on Cross-Pollination: Art, Gardens, and Community, and walking tours led by master gardener and naturalist Nancy Pasquier about the specific pollinators at Awbury. Read More