Sunday, August 6, 2017

FREE Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour 8/20 1-4pm - ANN ARBOR

FREE Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour
Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00–4:00 p.m.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Get ready for fun and inspiration at the first annual Pedal to Pollinators Garden Bike Tour. Native plant gardens at County Farm Park and Buhr Park will be buzzing with activities. Colorful wildflowers and their diverse insect visitors will be abundant. Drop by the Project Grow Garden for a Heirloom Tomato Tasting, and learn about the Ark of Taste Garden.

Stop by the U-M Museum of Natural History Pollinator Garden (temporarily relocated to County Farm Park during construction of the Museum's new home) for kids' activities.

This event is free and kid-friendly!

2:00–3:00 p.m., guided tours will leave County Farm Park by bicycle for a leisurely ride on side streets to Buhr Park. Along the way, bicyclists will visit several home gardens that feature native plants and wildlife habitat. Volunteers at Buhr Park will point out flowers and wildlife at the Children's Wet Meadows and the Edible Food Forest.

1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., U-M Bee researchers will lead walking tours at County Farm Park to visit native plants relocated from the former site at the U-M Museum of Natural History, as well as other sites at the park.

Travel and Parking: If traveling from a distance, please be aware that parking is limited. Both sites are on AATA bus routes. If coming by car, you may want to park in the neighborhood and walk or bike from there.

Hosted by Washtenaw County Parks, BeeSafe Ann Arbor, Slow Food Huron Valley, City of Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation, U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U-M Museum of Natural History, and Project Grow.



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