Scavenger hunt assignment:
How many different bees can you spot? Snap some pictures and tag them with #pollinateCO on our Facebook page Colorado Pollinator Month. Each entry adds to the hat, from which we draw a name for the winner of this week.
This week’s prize is a lovely Solitary Bee Observation House from The Bees Waggle with a packet of wildflower seeds from BBBSeeds.
This Week’s Reading: Wild for Native Bees
Places to find bees
Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street in Denver
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield in Littleton
Hudson Gardens in Littleton
Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins
Discover Museum Habitat Hero Garden in Fort Collins
Flower gardens at Chitaqua in Boulder
Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch
Your yard or local park
Take Action: If you’d like to see more bee diversity in your own yard, consider planting more native flowering plants. A wonderful resource for choice native plants is found at the Colorado Native Plant Society website.