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Buzz for Pollinator Picnic

Buzz is growing about UBC Okanagan's Pollinator Picnic.

Kelowna’s bee ambassador program has so far convinced more than 350 residents and businesses to plant bee-friendly gardens.

“These amazing citizens, gardeners and bee lovers are leading the way to preserving pollinator habitats and conserving our essential insects,” says UBC Prof. Nancy Holmes.

Holmes is part of the Border Free Bees research project between UBC and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Its goal is to awareness of the plight of wild pollinators, encouraging communities to find solutions for habitat loss and to transform under-utilized urban sites into pollinator pastures.

The Pollinator Picnic takes place Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brent’s Grist Mill Park. There will be music, art activities and games. Participants can also pick up a package of bee-friendly seeds for planting this fall.



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