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Bee City Read-Aloud Fun Day

Buzz on over to Fort Bragg Library for a Bee City Read-Aloud Fun Day!

Bee City Read-AloudLearn all about bees, their benefits to our crops, to the environment and to our lives, at this fun, bee-themed event.

Bee City Read-Aloud

10:30-Noon   Bee Stories*, Crafts, and GamesUncle Jer's Traveling Bee Show

2-3 pm   Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show 

It’s going to be a beezy day! See you there! 

*Stories count towards your child’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP BEES:

From the Fort Bragg Bee City, USA brochure

MAKING FRIENDS WITH BEES

Raising awareness and enhancing habitats with Bee City, USA

WE NEED BEES

They pollinate our food crops and sustain the ecosystems that allow us to live. Both native bees and honey bees are struggling. We can take action to help bees survive and thrive.

OBSERVE

Look around you, get down low or up close. Listen, hear them humming. Notice all the different kinds of bees that liver here.

GO OUT LOOKING

Near where you are at home, work, or at play. Visit pollinators in parks, gardens, orchards, farms, and wild places.

INVITE THEM TO VISIT

Provide pollen and nectar. Grow flowering plants. Arrange plants in groups with blooms every season. Offer refreshments. Provide water in a shallow dish with stones above the waterline or a floating cork raft.

DON’T POISON THEM!

No pesticides or herbicides in your garden, not even organic ones.

INVITE THEM TO STAY

Create nesting habitat for native bees: bare, undisturbed ground, rock walls or rock gardens, cavity nest boxes, soft unpainted wood, hollow plant stems and other small cavities. Or get some beehives for honey bees.

LEARN

Beecityusa.org

Pollinator.org

Xerces.org

Honeybeecentre.com

BLOOMS FOR BEES

Most CA. natives (N) are deer resistant

Annual  (A)

Perennial (P)

*Bee favorites

 

SPRING BLOOMING

Bush Anemone (P)

California Poppy (A)

Catmint/Catnip* (P)

Echium (P)

Matilija poppies (N) (P)

Penstemon

Phacelia* (N) (A)

Pincushion flower (P)

Seaside Daisy (N) (P)

Salvia (P)

Toadflax (P)

SUMMER BLOOMING

Blue Mist Spirea (P)

Borage* (A)

Coast Buckwheat (N) (P)

Cosmos (P)

Dahlia (P)

Giant Hyssop (P)

Lavender (P)

Monarda/Bee Balm (N) (P)

Rosemary* (P)

Russian Sage (P)

Sea Holly* (N) (P)

Sunflower – ‘Lemon Queen’* (A)

Thrift/Sea Pinks (P)

Yarrow (N) (P)

FALL/WINTER BLOOMING

Aster (N) (A)

Mexican Sage (P)

Sedum ‘Autumn Beauty’*(P)

Wallflower (P)

PERENNIAL SHRUBS/TREES

Big Leaf Maple (N)

Ceanothus/Wild Lilac (N) (early)

Coyote Brush* (N) (late)

Flowering Currant (N)

Manzanita (N) (early)

Service Berry (N)

Thanks to Bee City, USA~Fort Bragg (1st city in CA to become a Bee City!)

Brochure sponsored by: Bee Bold Mendocino, Fort Bragg Garden Club, City of Fort Bragg, Sakina’s Garden & Nursery