The Buzz
(our latest news, not always about bees….)

6th Annual Autumn Lights Festival
October 19 – 21 at Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA
Tickets now on sale for our 6th Annual Autumn Lights Festival! This year’s spectacular showcase of illuminated art takes place October 19 – 21 benefiting Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt. Get your tickets soon as we expect sales to be brisk and you won’t want to miss out! Ticket info here:

Pollinator Pallooza
June 25th 2017 10am-2pm at Lakeside Park
Join the National Wildlife Federation, Children’s Fairyland, The Pollinator Posse, City of Oakland, Insect Sciences Museum and many more for free workshops, seminars and Garden tours. Learn how to attract the Bay area pollinators to your neighborhood. Book Signing by Beth Pratt Bergstrom, author of “When Mountain lions are Neighbors.” Meet local experts and enjoy our local wildlife.

June 25th Pollinator Palooza 2017 flyer (PDF)

Workshop Events

Pollinator Monthly Workday & Workshop at the Gardens at Lake Merritt
9:30am-12:30 April 15th, May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th (the 3rd Saturday of each month)

Past Events

Let’s Wing It, The Butterfly Summit at Annie’s Annuals, Richmond, CA
March 25, 10am-3pm

Tees For Bees
Monday, April 3, 2017
The Posse flew up to Oakland’s Lake Chabot Golf Course on Monday, April 3, 2017 to partner with Ace Kids Golf for the first-ever “Tees for Bees” event. Over 100 local kids on spring break enthusiastically explored this intriguing workshop blending golf skills clinic with pollinator education and lunch. The pay off for the attendees? Practicing their driving skills by knocking “seed balls”– golfball-sized seed bombs they learned to make– into the green space next to the course. In no time, a bee-friendly habitat they planted will be abloom!

Earth Day at the Gardens at Lake Merritt
Saturday, April 22, 2017