A world without pollinators is far more dire than the loss of honey and bee stings.
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.
This event is part of Awbury’s Year of the Pollinator program. Throughout the year, the arboretum aims to educate and engage the public with the work of native pollinators through art, talks, and interactive events. The 100-year-old Awbury Arboretum features 55 acres of green space in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia, and is the largest remaining island of open space in this part of the city.
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