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Kingston Prairie Wildflowers and Native Bees **FULL -Waitlist Available**
May 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
This event is full, please contact Matt Benotsch for the waitlist, firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the buzz? Join Greenbelt Land Trust and members of the Oregon Bee Atlas project at Kingston Prairie Preserve to see what’s blooming and flying at this 155 acre property protecting some of the best remaining native prairie in the Willamette Valley.
Shooting stars, Camas lilies, Oregon saxifrage, Checkermallows, Delphiniums, and more should all be in bloom in mid-May, making for a colorful display of wildflowers. Greenbelt staff will discuss the ecological importance of the site and the rare plant communities it supports.
All those wildflowers are visited and pollinated by some of the 630 species of native bees in Oregon. We’ll hear all about the Oregon Bee Atlas and it’s mission to inventory and understand Oregon’s native bees and their habitats and needs, and we’ll have a chance to look at some of them flying that day at Kingston Prairie.
We will be touring at a very leisurely pace over a relatively small area, including some possibly soggy and uneven terrain. Dress for the weather, and bring snacks and water.
Group size is limited and masks are required, but may not need to be worn the whole time as we spread out on the property.
This event is FULL, to be placed on the waitlist please contact Outreach Manager Matt Benotsch, email@example.com