As part of the Conservation Committee’s ongoing mission to get folks out on a warm, spring sunshine filled day (We hope!) to talk about the birds and the bees, butterflies and bats… Pollinator Palooza II will celebrate the crucial role these critters play in our lives and promote the healthy landscapes that sustain them. In partnership with the Friends of Estabrook Park, our second annual Palooza will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Estabrook Park.
This year’s Palooza is built around the theme “Year of the Monarch” in recognition of this iconic insect being added to the endangered species list, and to all the good work being done in Shorewood by the Monarch Waystations and other educational initiatives. Partnering with the Friends of Estabrook Park, the Committee plans to offer a range of family-friendly activities, including bird house painting, making bee habitats, giveaways of native perennials, guided bird walks (sign up here), and guided bee identification sessions (sign up here). Several local environmental and land-use organizations, including Shorewood Waters Project, Sweet Water and USDA Forest Service, will be on hand with information about how to get involved in conservation issues as well as make your yard more pollinator friendly and sustainable.
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Pollinator Palooza II will be held at the picnic grounds across from the southernmost parking lot in Estabrook Park (Picnic Area #8), i.e. the first one north of Capitol Drive. The Palooza will be preceded by a Friends of Estabrook park led “Weedout in the Park” starting at 9:00 am in the southernmost parking lot.