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.
Interested in more Biodiversity Days 2023 events? Learn more here!
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
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.