ISU Scott County Extension Master Gardeners
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Master Gardener Plant Sale
10 a.m. - Putnam opens and activities begin in the Grand Lobby.
10:30 a.m. - “What Does Climate Change Mean for Pollinators?” by Ray Wolf, Master Gardener. The presentation will discuss what is climate change and how it is impacting pollinators and the plants they pollinate.
11:15 a.m. - “Taking Action for Native Bees” by Amy Loving, Education Coordinator, Nahant Marsh. Learn the secret life of native bees and how they are specially adapted to pollinating our gardens and other natural areas. Citizen science projects and other creative ways to help out the native bees will also be discussed.
12:00 Noon - “Creating Your Own Pollinator Garden” by Faye Waterman, Master Gardener. Learn about the plants in the Putnam Pollinator Garden and how you can create your own pollinator garden and official Monarch Waystation at home.
12:45 p.m. - “The Native Bee Challenge” by Chloe Engelbrecht, 4-H Member. Help develop awareness of how important Native Bees are to us and what kind of habitats they live in. We will then build a Native Bee habitat to take home.
1:30 p.m. - “Raising Your Own Polyphemus Moths” by Dan Mayes, Master Gardener. Dan Mayes and Lila Schaeffer, his 10-year-old neighbor, will share their experience raising silkworm moths last summer.
2:15 p.m. - “Establishing Monarch Habitat” by Rhonda Brady, The Butterfly Lady from Galesburg. Rhonda will explain what can be done to create pollinator-friendly habitat and a Monarch Waystation to support monarchs during the migration and breeding season.
3 p.m. - “Flight of the Butterflies in 3D.” This 40-minute educational documentary will be shown on the Putnam’s GIANT Screen; Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for youth and seniors or just $5 with paid museum admission. Putnam members save $1 on movie tickets. Exhibit tables close at this time.
4 p.m. - Master Gardener Plant Sale ends.
Putnam Museum and Science Center
1717 W. 12th St.
Davenport, IA 52804
Discover the buzz surrounding some of nature’s hardest working animals at Pollinators’ Palooza, returning for its third year! Come early for a plant sale, and stay for the presentations and tips for gardeners and nature lovers.
Pollinators’ Palooza begins at 9 a.m. with a sale of plants grown by Master Gardeners, before the Putnam opens at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the sale will support ISU Master Gardener scholarships, children’s activities and education.
Activities for children and educational presentations and exhibits kick off at 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., and include tips for attracting and protecting pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths.
In addition to learning the importance of pollinators, what threatens them and how to help them survive, visitors will be able to see the Putnam’s pollinator garden, now in its third year as an official Monarch Waystation.
Visitors may also find answers to their gardening questions at the group’s Hort Clinic. This clinic gives gardeners information about plants, insects and wildlife in their own landscapes.
Tickets will be available for “The Flight of the Butterflies 3D” at 3 p.m. in the Putnam’s GIANT Screen Theater. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for youth and seniors or just $5 with paid museum admission. Putnam members save $1 on movie tickets.
For more information about Pollinators’ Palooza, visit Putnam.org/pollinators or contact Connie Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.