Biodiversity Days: Pollinator Walk at UBC Farm

Pollinator Walk at UBC Farm

A Biodiversity Days event for learning about local native pollinators

This May, in honour of UN International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), the UBC Farm is hosting a series of events to celebrate biodiversity and its importance for our communities, health and planet.

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A bumble bee at a blueberry blossom

About the Event

Learn about all of the amazing native pollinators that help pollinate the plants and crops at the UBC Farm. This walk will provide an overview of native pollinator diversity as well as the opportunity to try your hand at capturing and identifying native bumble bee species.

When, Where, and Who are the Speakers?

  • Saturday, May 27, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC
  • Speakers: Speakers: Dr. Matt Mitchell, Tyler Kelly, Terrell Roulston, Melissa Platsko, Sarah Knoerr, and Jennifer Lipka

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Important Note

This event will happen outside so dress appropriately for the weather and terrain (sturdy footwear, weather appropriate clothing, hat, sunscreen). In the case of rain or poor weather, the event will occur inside and the activities will be modified. The opportunity to capture and handle bees is optional and likely not appropriate for those with bee sting allergies. We ask all UBC Farm visitors to respect and enjoy the space, and to not disturb any plants, equipment, or research apparatus on site. Please watch your footing and stay on the roads or grass pathways. Please leave your pets at home. Also note there are washrooms on site, but only portable toilets.

Transit & Parking Details

This event is part of Biodiversity Days, a month-long celebration every May that honours the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22). Local celebrations highlight the many species, genes and ecosystems that sustain our communities. Hosted by UBC Botanical Garden in collaboration with SEEDS Sustainability Program and Climate Crisis in Urban Biodiversity Initiative (CCUB), this year’s events feature family nature walks, a student Research to Action Showcase, tree and bird tours, citizen science action, virtual events, practical workshops and more. Biodiversity Days is made possible with funding provided through the UBC Botanical Garden Community Outreach Fund and the SEEDS Sustainability Program.