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WINNIE PALMER NATURE RESERVE AT SVC PLANS POLLINATOR PARTY PROGRAM ON JUNE 22

Public Relations
Posted: Wednesday May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College will hold its first pollinator party for individuals and families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the Reserve located on Walzer Way in Unity Township, adjacent to the Saint Vincent campus. Admission is free and reservations are not required.

According to Angela Belli, environmental education director, the event will include pollinator, herb and butterfly garden walking tours, honey collecting demonstrations by master bee keeper Curt Fisher, a children’s bee count hike, children’s learning centers at the barn, and butterfly friendly garden tips from master gardener Ron Patun.

The event is being held in conjunction with National Pollinator Week being observed from June 18 to 24 (www.pollinator.org)

Participants will also have an opportunity to sample treats made from honey and explore the Reserve on their own including a bird hike, exploration of the colonial garden and the historic Lochry blockhouse.

For further details, contact Ms. Belli at 724 537-5284 or angela.belli@email.stvincent.edu.

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