Week 3: All About Bees!

During week 3 of the Garden of Fire Summer Learning Program, participants visited Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum for a hike, meeting new animal friends and exploring the secret science of bees.

How do plants attract bees and other pollinators to them? Which foods depend on bees for fertilization? What can we do to help the bees? Did do you know a queen bee can lay about 2000 eggs per day? What are the parts of a flower?

Despite the drizzle, students traveled on a hike through the Center, on the lookout for bees collecting pollen on flowers (remembering safety first)! A scavenger hunt helped the students look for many different types of pollinators – including bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, flowering trees and more.