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Pollinator Safari

Tuesday June 20th @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free - $10.00
Get your bug nets ready, it’s pollinator week! Come explore and discover the diverse pollinating insects in your backyard environment.

Join the Westerly Land Trust and the amazing Dr. Rachael Bonoan, head of the Providence College’s Pollinator Lab, for this all-ages, family-friendly event.

Dr. Bonoan will guide us through beautiful Avondale Farm Preserve where we will find, capture and identify the bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects doing the critical work of keeping our local ecosystems in balance. Get up close to these winged critters and learn how to use “bug vacuums”, nets, and field guides to catch, identify, and release some amazing pollinators. Learn from the experts how pollinators do their jobs, why they are important, and what we can do to help them!

Please prepare to romp out in the sun and tall grass; sturdy shoes, pants, sun/bug protection and water are recommended. There are no restroom facilities at Avondale, so plan accordingly.

Parking- Park at the Quail Run parking lot. Overflow parking will be available at Grassland Way. Please meet at Quail Run Parking lot at 10:00 AM.

  • Registration required.
  • Event is open to ALL ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under 12 are FREE.
  • Event is FREE for WLT members and $10 for not-yet-members.
  • CLICK HERE to become a member today!

To learn more about Rachael and her lab click here.


Tuesday June 20th
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free - $10.00
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Avondale Farm Preserve
Quail Run
Westerly, RI 02891 United States
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