Botanic Garden Abuzz Over the Birds & the Bees

ABQ BioPark to show attendees what the “buzz” over pollinators is all about during its pollinator celebration
A bee on a cheery blossom tree at the Botanic Garden. Photo: ABQ BioPark.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Animals like the endangered rusty patch bumble bee pollinate more than 90 percent of U.S. commercial crops, but pollinators across the globe are in danger of disappearing.

Attendees can learn about the importance of pollinators like bees, birds, bats, beetles, butterflies and many more during the ABQ BioPark Pollinator Celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 17 at the Botanic Garden.
“Almost 90 percent of flowering plants depend on the work done by pollinators,” said Cheri Vogel, ABQ BioPark curator of education. “At this event, we’ll teach attendees about the fascinating jobs of pollinators, including keeping ecosystems healthy and ensuring we have food.”
Attendees also can participate in educational activities and discovery stations and will learn how to create pollinator habitat.

The event is included with regular admission.

The ABQ BioPark is an accessible facility and a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association. For more information, visit www.abqbiopark.com or call 311 locally or 505-768-2000 (Relay NM or 711).

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