Why are pollinators such as birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths and beetles so important to our world? Find out at the Mustill Store Museum, 57 W North St., Akron, on Sat., Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.
The family-friendly event, “Pollinators 101,” will begin with a short video and question-and-answer session inside the museum. Guests will then take a short hike across the street to the Pollinator Garden located at the Schumacher Mill.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the pollinators. Jars for capture will be provided, but all pollinators will be released back to their environment.
Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower. Unfortunately, pollinators are in trouble around the world. But everyone can do something to help them, and education is a great start.
Volunteers Denny Reiser and Deb Miles will lead the program, which is sponsored by the Cascade Locks Park Association. The association’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the industrial, commercial and cultural heritage of the Cascade Locks Park along locks 10 through 16 of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
For info, visit www.cascadelocks.org or call (330) 374-5625.