Kick off Pollinator Week with Bee City Timmins 
Pollinator week is a big deal in the world of bees. It’s an annual celebration that raises awareness about pollinator health and what we can do to protect our local pollinators.

Bee City Timmins is kicking off Pollinator Week this Sunday, June 19 at Gilles Lake. Residents are invited to learn more about how small changes can make a big impact on the health of pollinators like bees, butterflies, bats, birds, and even small mammals. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Bee City Timmins is excited to celebrate pollinator week with the community” says Environmental Coordinator Christina Beaton. “We have a number of fun activities planned. Residents can make their own seed balls, pick up a seed bookmark, and learn how to grow pollinator-friendly habitats in their own yard. Our pollinator partners will also be on hand, agencies and organizations who support the work of Bee City Timmins. It will be a fun afternoon.”

Why is it important to protect our pollinators? The world’s pollinator populations, the number of bees, butterflies, bats, and more are in decline. This is mainly thought to be a result of a loss in feeding and nesting habitats. As much as 75% to 95% of the flowering plants on earth need pollination from pollinators. The food that we eat like fruits, vegetables, and nuts all require pollination. The good news is that creating pollinator friendly habitats is fairly easy, with minimal effort. Supporting pollinator nesting is even easier and lets residents leave their lawn mower and rake in the shed for a little bit longer.

Bee City Timmins looks forward to sharing more about our pollinators and how we can protect them this Sunday, June 19 at Gilles Lake. 
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/14/2022 at 11:20 AM  

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