Pollinators! event Aug. 16

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — Pollinators are vital to food production all over the world. In Maine, examples of well-known pollinators include butterflies, birds, beetles and of course, bees. In June, the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) worked with local volunteers to plant its “Pollinator Sunflower Garden,” a garden space for the public to enjoy, observe and learn about native pollinators. In celebration of this new addition to the Law Farm, the PCSWCD will be holding a free Pollinators! event on Friday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Law Farm.

The PCSWCD is hosting Maine State Apiarist Jennifer Lund and “Miss Michelle” from the Thompson Free Library for a morning of fun and learning for this event. Jennifer Lund will share fun facts and information with participants about native pollinators and Miss Michelle will hold a pollinator-themed story time in the center of the garden. Afterwards, participants can join guests and PCSWCD staff for a “Pollinator Search & Find” at the Law Farm.

An RSVP is required to attend and appreciated. For more information about the Law Farm or any program or event offered by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, please contact 564-2321 ext. 3,, visit and follow the district on Facebook at

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