Pollinator Open House Scheduled at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve June 24

by Public Relations | Jun 06, 2017

June 6, 2017

Penn State Master Gardeners and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College will be co-hosting a pollinator open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Penn State-certified pollinator garden at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.

This will be the 10th year for this national event whose purpose is to educate the community about the importance of pollinators which provide enhancement for growth of food and fruit crops and flowers for gardens.

Guided tours of the pollinator and herb gardens will be provided by Penn State Master Gardeners. These volunteers will identify and discuss the flowering plants that attract pollinators. A beekeeper will also be present to show and demonstrate the working bee hives located next to the pollinator garden.

Visitors are encouraged to take self-guided tours of the nature reserve trails and to tour the colonial garden, the historic block house and the nature pond.

The environmental learning barn, which houses the reserve’s offices, museum, library educational materials and training facilities, will also be open for visitors.

Entrance to the reserve is located on Pennsylvania Route 981 across from the Latrobe Dairy Queen. The pollinator garden is located after the first right-hand turn inside the reserve. Parking is available in the grass adjacent to the garden.

For additional details, contact Master Gardener Ron Patun at 412-225-8404 or ronpatun@yahoo.com.


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