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Celebrate Pollinator Week in Indianapolis, IN

It’s Pollinator Week — so we’re sharing some events to get out and learn more about the crucial members of our environment.

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There’s something pretty fly happening in Indy. This week (June 19-25) is Pollinator Week.

In case you didn’t know, pollinators are animals that help in a plant’s reproductive process of pollination — including insects and wildlife such as bees, butterflies, beetles, hummingbirds, and bats.

The following events aim to teach community members how to preserve + protect these crucial members of our environment:

  • Celebrate Pollinator Week | Saturday, June 24 | 1 p.m. | Indiana Dunes National Park, Porter, IN | Free, Park admission | Enjoy hikes, a pollinator/native gardening talk, a Junior Pollinator worksheet + arts and crafts.
  • Buzzing Bees | Saturday, June 24 | 12:30-1 p.m. | Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis | Free, Park admission | Learn about how important bees are to our society and find a new homemade way for you to help improve bee populations.
  • Cultivating Minds Garden Series: Pollinator & Wildlife Gardening | Saturday, July 22 | 2 p.m. | Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis | Free | Learn about gardening for pollinators + the benefits of pollinators from a naturalist.