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It’s Pollinator Week — here are a few ways to get involved in Austin

Support Central Texas’ pollinators by planting native species, attending Pollinator Week events, and supporting local beekeepers.

A monarch butterfly close-up on a flower.

You can pay a visit to our local pollinators at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Photo by Steve via OpenVerse

Pollinators are all the buzz right now. Monday, June 17-Sunday, June 23 is Pollinator Week, a celebration of the vital role bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and even bats play in our environment.

Truth bee told, we hive half a mind to tell you about how you can support Central Texas pollinators.

Attend a Pollinator Week event at Austin Public Library

The Central Library has half a dozen free events on the books — including a nature walk along Shoal Creek and a visit from the Talking Bees Roadshow — and many are geared toward young nature-lovers.

Add native plants to your garden

Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to learn about native plants and source seeds, or trade seeds at your local library’s seed bank.

Support local beekeepers

Not only does buying local honey support bees, it can also have allergy benefits. Plus, some beekeepers like Austin Honey Co. can help you start your own colony.

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