Gardening for Pollinators Workshop This Saturday

 Bee photo courtesy of Kate  Whealen.

Gardening for Pollinators Workshop This Saturday

Are you interested in learning more about pollinators and honeybees? On April 2nd from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers a workshop at the Los Alamos Nature Center about pollinators and how to garden to support them.

Speaker Kate Whealen, the founder of the Sangre de Christo Beekeepers group, provides consulting and mentoring for new beekeepers and teaches in the Certified Beekeepers Program in Albuquerque. She will provide an overview of native and non-native pollinators. Whealen will cover how the life cycles, anatomy, and senses of pollinators differ and how these factors affect their needs. She will also provide gardeners with tips for selecting plants that support the pollinators throughout the season.

Registration is required for this program and is available at or by calling 662-0460. The cost is $8 for PEEC members and $10 for non-members.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit