Pollinator Festival on this weekend

PUSLINCH – The Bee Sweet Nature Company is hosting its fourth annual Pollinator Festival at its property in Puslinch.

Native plants and pollinators go hand in hand, organizers say, and the hope of the festival is to increase knowledge so homeowners can help the pollinator population in their own backyards.

The festival is free, suitable for all ages, and showcases the world of native pollinators – bees birds, butterflies, moths.

“There will be free guided tours on various environmental topics related to native trees, gardening, and landscaping to help our pollinators, bees, and native bees and how we can help their species, and many more,” said native plant specialist Marion Robertson in an email.

Numerous organizations will also be at the festival, among them the Hamilton Naturist Club, Guelph Master Gardener’s of Guelph and Wellington, Hamilton Conservation, Pllination Guelph, the RARE Charitable Research Reserve and Healthy Landscapes Guelph.

Native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grasses, and aquatic plants will also be offered for sale on this Save the Tax Day.

The Pollinator Festival takes place June 15 from 10am to 4pm at the Bee Sweet Nature Company, 4182 Sideroad 20 South in Puslinch.

More information can be found at www.beesweetnature.ca.