Celebrate pollinator week June 20 – 26, 2022

Posted on Friday June 17, 2022

As a designated Bee City, the City of Cambridge celebrates National Pollinator Week, June 20 – 26, 2022.

Pollinators like bees, butterflies, and moths, contribute to a healthy ecosystem and sustainable food supply.  About seventy-five per cent of all flowering plant species need pollinators for reproduction.

We encourage residents to take some time learn about pollinators and help us spread the word about their importance and how we can all protect them.

Ways to celebrate and learn more:

  • Plant some native species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers.  Learn more about native plants and where to buy them at Bee City Canada. The site also has a number of videos, resources and activities for kids. Reep Green Solutions also offers a native plants starter kit called Bloom(in) Box.
  • Visit the city’s oldest pollinator habitat, the Cambridge Pollinator Preserve in Riverbluffs Park.
  • From June 20 – 26, share a photo of your pollinator garden on our social channels (Facebook and/or Twitter) using #CbridgePollinatorWeek for a chance to win a Bee City Canada “Pollinators at Play” garden sign.  For full contest rules, visit cambridge.ca/contest
  • Look for the Cambridge 3-D sign at City Hall and Craig’s Crossing pedestrian bridge to be lit in orange and yellow June 20 and 22 in observance of Pollinator Week. 
  • Visit an Idea Exchange branch will feature pollinator displays, activities about pollinators, and seed give-aways.
  • Visit rare Charitable Research Reserve, which offers a number of habitat, monitoring and outreach activities including the 1,000 Gardens Project and on June 23 Garden Walk and Pollinator Talk.
  • Learn about Cambridge Food Bank’s five local pollinator friendly food gardens which serve our community or stop by the Hespeler Village Market, June 24 at 3pm for pollinator resources and activities with the food bank and Idea Exchange.
  • Check out the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory for exciting exhibits and educational programs or check out Cambridge City Green  who develop, host and support community environmental projects.

The City of Cambridge was designated as a Bee City in 2021 by Bee City Canada, whose mission is to inspire cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations across the country to take-action to protect pollinators.

National Pollinator Week is observed across North America to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators.