Bee City USA Pollinator Festival | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Bee City USA Pollinator Festival
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • 321 N. Bragg Ave. 37350
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  • Hosted by Bee City USA
  • Sunday May 20, 2018, 1-4PM
  • Lookout Mountain School Gym
  • 321 N. Bragg Ave. 37350

  • Free admission and parking.
  • Indoor festival - rain or shine.

“Buzz “on over to Lookout Mountain School to get a peek into the world of pollinators and the challenges they face. Learn what you can do to safeguard a vibrant future for these “tiny creatures” on the mountain.

Special Children’s event: Live hawks, owls, crows and various furry animals will be exhibited by the Reflection Riding staff. See the wildlife that lives on our mountain alive and up close. 

Pollinator Exhibits: Free brochures, pollinator planting guides and coloring activities and face painting for children.

Festival Highlights

  • Native plants for sale by Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.
  • “Why be a Friend to Pollinators?” poster contest winners from Lookout Mountain School and Fairyland School will be on display.
  • Pollinator Gardens: How to attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your yard. Bring photos of your yard and get free advice from the Wild Ones on what native plants will attract pollinators. 
  • Butterfly Gardens and how to attract butterfly babies to your yard. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and what plants can attract these beautiful creatures to your yard. 
  • Organic solutions for common yard problems. Learn about safe products to use in your yard that will not harm children, pets or pollinators.
  • Beekeeper display. Derick Forester, a third-generation beekeeper on the mountain, will have a demonstration hive, honey and bee products for sale.
  • Vegetable Gardening and Pollinators: How to increase your yields by improving your soil and by attracting native bees to your garden.
  • Encaustic art by Betsy Rice: Come watch the artist heat beeswax and resin to create works of art. 
  • Christine Bock from the Aquarium will give away free pollinator seedlings.
  • Bees on a Bicycle will be selling botanically themed garden items and gifts. 

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