About This Event
Please join us on Saturday, June 15 at Sequiota Park to celebrate National Pollinator Week and Galloway Village Neighbors! Learn about pollinators, swap some plants, get creative with crafts, and enjoy some ice cream with your neighbors.
Hosted by the Galloway Village Neighborhood Association Board and Green Space Committee in honor of Galloway Village Neighbors, nature lovers, and pollinators. It’s been a busy time in the village and we appreciate everyone’s support and input on the future of our neighborhood!
Park Pavilion 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Ice cream
• Pollinator display – Noon to 5 p.m.
• Kids crafts
• Rock painting
• Neighborhood plant swap
Bring some plants from your garden to share or swap with your neighbors. Native, pollinator-friendly, organic plants encouraged. Bring your plants in to-go containers and label them with the plant name. Plastic or paper cartons or tin cans work well. Anyone is welcome to take a plant even if they don't bring one.
Bat & Cave Displays in front of the cave from Noon - Dusk (weather dependent)
Federal Endangered Gray Bat Flight (bat & weather dependent) with presentation starting 30-minutes prior to darkness. No one may enter these caves as they contain Federal Endangered Gray Bats & contain the White Nose Syndrome in Bats. Displays & Presentations via Melvin Johnson - CPRP & MNN, Springfield Plateau Grotto, Springfield Plateau Missouri Master Naturalist, & the Missouri Department of Conservation's Jr. Leaders. Thanks to the support of the Galloway Village Neighborhood Association and Springfield – Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives.
National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants – the very plants that:
• bring us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts
• ½ of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials
• prevent soil erosion
• and increase carbon sequestration