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June 2018

“Bee At Home In Decatur”

June 18 - June 24
City of Decatur Decatur, GA 30030 United States + Google Map

Bee City USA-Decatur, GA ("Beecatur") presents a city-wide celebration of National Pollinator Week 2018 featuring walks, talks, kids' activities, photography, native plant sale, honey tasting, Monarchs film screening and more!

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Lunch & Learn: Honey Bees & Bee-Yond

June 20 @ 12:00 pm
Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee Street
Atlanta, GA 30307 United States
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Join Peter Helfrich, a local beekeeper and chair of the Bee City USA-Decatur, GA chapter for a crash course in honey bees -- and the many other types of bees -- found right outside your door, why each kind is important and how you can help them. This program is part of "Bee At Home In Decatur," Beecatur's celebration of National Pollinator Week 2018.

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The Bee-autiful Bee Business: Storytelling & Puppetmaking

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sycamore Place Gallery and Studios, 120 Sycamore Place
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Free

Sylvia Cross, Art Instigator and Sycamore Place Gallery Owner, will host a bevy of bee-autiful puppet makers at Sycamore Place Gallery On June 21 at 5:30pm. Sylvia is a Decatur fixture known for her Art/poetry/Musical collaborations with the children of Young Audiences at Woodruff Arts Center and with a variety of performers in the tree houses of Costa Rica to the nature made galleries and Adult Storytellings at Java Monkey and in her own studio. This event is part of…

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The Buzz About Native Bees

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sycamore Place Gallery and Studios, 120 Sycamore Place
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Free

It’s a bug! It’s a fly! No, it’s a Native Bee! Georgia has more than 400 species of native bees. Unlike honeybees, the coloring of our native bees ranges from metallic blues and greens to the classic yellow and black of the bumblebee. Native bee sizes range from the dainty 3/16 of an inch of the masked bees to the lumbering one-plus inch of a carpenter bee. How do you tell the difference between these native bees and bugs? We…

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Native Plants Talk & Sale

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scott Park Community Garden, 231 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Free

Looking to enhance your landscape with plants that attract nature and contribute to the local ecosystem? Don't just plant bread and butter, when you can plant native plants that actually feed the birds, bees, butterflies, and beneficial pollinators. Katy Ross of Night Song Native Plant Nursery (Canton, GA) will give a free talk about gardening with native plants. A selection of plants will be for sale following her presentation. Part of “BEE AT HOME IN DECATUR” - Beecatur’s celebration of…

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Pollinator Photo Safari

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scott Park Community Garden, 231 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Free

Attention shutter bugs: As part of National Pollinator Week 2018, Decatur photographer Angela Wynne will lead a pollinator photo safari. She'll talk about techniques used in macro and close-up photography, then help participants photograph and identify pollinator species in Scott Park Community Garden. Bring your camera or cell phone to take photos. No fancy camera required.

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“Special Urban Forests in Metro-Atlanta” Naturalist Walk

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Glenn Creek Nature Preserve, 104 Fairview St
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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$15

Urban and suburban areas are important for retaining the bio-diversity of the Southeast, North America’s richest eco-region. Learn how you can help nurture and protect these these special landscapes. EcoAddendum Executive Director, Kathryn Kolb, shows how remnants of old-growth and original forests of our region can still be found in the greater-metro area of Atlanta. The settlement and development history of our region, unlike other major cities, left pockets of high value forest in urban places. Learn how to “read”…

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Savannah Bee Company Honey Tasting

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harmony Park, Oakhurst Decatur, GA 30030 United States + Google Map
Free

What a sweet way to celebrate National Pollinator Week! Our local Savannah Bee Company (Westside Provisions District) will join Beecatur in Harmony Park and give Decaturites the opportunity to taste a variety of free samples of their many delicious honey types! Stop by for a taste and learn how honey is made!

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“The Guardians” Monarch Butterfly Documentary Film Screening

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Agnes Scott College, Campbell Hall, 141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Free

FREE Monarch Butterfly Documentary Film Screening: “The Guardians” “The Guardians” poetically interweaves the lives of the threatened monarch butterfly with an indigenous community fighting to restore the forest they nearly destroyed. Migrating 3,000 miles to hibernate in towering Oyamels, the monarch population faces collapse. In the valley below, the people of Donaciano Ojeda struggle to support their families in their ancestral lands now part of the protected Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Santos, a charismatic avocado farmer and Aristeo, a philosophical…

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