All Abuzz About the Green Neighbors Birthday Party
Come “bee” a good neighbor and join Clark Green Neighbors in celebrating their 7th Birthday! This FREE event will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Water Resources Education Center (4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver). Come enjoy a sweet treat while learning about native bees and perusing the Insect Safari bug collection.
“We’re getting old now, at least in bee years… Green Neighbors is about 1,450 bee years old or seven human years! The western honey bee lives about 150 days while the modern human can hope to live about 31,025 days, but besides the notable differences in lifespan, size, and our inability to fly, we actually have more in common with our buzzy buddies than you might think. Both bees and people require good neighbors for the hive to thrive. Come celebrate with us to learn how to be a good neighbor to the native bees in our community!”
Bees, like any neighbor, require respect. If you treat them right they will lend you some honey, help with your gardens, and provide a sense of community. Jennifer S. Snyder, entomologist extraordinaire, will share with us how to be a good neighbor to the local bees, avoid conflict with these often misunderstood pollinators, and promote the ecosystem services that native bees provide within our community and worldwide. And, you will also have the chance to win a Bee House!
While this is a free event, an RSVP is requested to get an estimated headcount.