Native New Mexico bee. Photo courtesy ofhttp://www.pollinatorparadise.com/nm.htm
Hey ya all-This might be of interest to you this weekend if you are interested in native bees! Want to learn more about identifying and how to attract native bees to your garden? Read on!
Saturday, September 19
NATIVE BEE WALK in the RAILYARD PARK
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Where: Meet at the Railyard Park’s Community Room located directly behind SITE Santa Fe
Join the Railyard Stewards and Dr. Olivia Carril for a Native Bee Pollinator Walk in the 13-acre Railyard Park. In addition to identifying the bees we discover, Olivia will discuss the importance of bee habitats and pollen to the lives of native bees and how you can draw native bees to your garden, in addition to identifying the plants that attract bees to this rich, diverse urban landscape right in the middle of Santa Fe.
Here is an announcement from the Railyard Stewards on an opportunity to help keep the park beautiful and learn about the landscape.
We’ve Been Working on the Railyard
Discover how one day of your time, 24 hours over the year, will help the Railyard Stewards keep the Railyard Park on track. Orientation for the new Railyard Yardmasters volunteer gardeners is Saturday, March 24 at the Railyard Community Room, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Local experts will discuss the history, design, and gardens of Santa Fe’s favorite outdoor public space. To register, or for more information contact Alanna of the Railyard Stewards at 505-316-3596 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.railyardpark.org.
Railyard Yardmasters garden together to keep Santa Fe’s favorite public space vibrant and beautiful while learning about life in the high desert. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary! There are many incentives to being a Yardmaster including free training and workshops, the intangible reward of enriching the visitor’s experience of the Railyard Park, and dedication awards.
Did you know that the Santa Fe Railyard Park was created through one of the largest community park planning projects in the country and has won numerous awards? The Railyard Park is an innovative 10-acre outdoor space with community food gardens, unique recreation areas, xeriscaped gardens, and meadows of native grass and wildflower. Along with coordinating the Yardmasters and service learning opportunities at the Park, the Railyard Stewards fill the park with positive, engaging community activities. The more we bring this care and programming to the park, the safer and more vibrant it becomes.