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Pollinator Party

The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park

Pollinator Party

Come to Raven Rock State Park’s Visitor Center to celebrate National Pollinator Week and learn about bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and their importance to our worlds food supply.
There will be live demonstrations with butterflies, Harnett County Beekeepers will have honeybees, honeybee equipment and educational displays along with some local honey for tasting.  Susan Campbell, licensed hummingbird bander and lead hummingbird researcher in North Carolina will be capturing, tagging and releasing the park’s hummingbirds.  She has been working with hummingbirds for over 15 years as a research affiliate with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  Susan and her team will demonstrate the process of hummingbird banding, a critical component of Ms. Campbell’s research.  Come see local Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and learn about trapping and handling as well as applying a tiny band and taking data. You will witness, up close, all of the important elements of this specialized scientific endeavor.  Susan will share information gained to-date and answer questions about hummingbirds during the event. She will not only be talking about the activities of these birds in the wild but important aspects of providing for hummingbirds on your property.  Feeder selection, landscaping and other special considerations will be discussed.
Come dressed up as your favorite pollinator, or dress up your pet, with special prizes for those that come in costume.  Fun educational exhibits, games and crafts.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Visitor Center

Raven Rock State Park

3009 Raven Rock Road
LillingtonNC 27546
Latitude: 35.459700
Longitude: -78.912700

Park Hours:

January, February: 7am - 7pm
March, April, May: 7am - 9pm
June, July, August: 7am - 10pm
September, October: 7am - 9pm
November, December: 7am - 7pm

Closed Christmas Day

Park Visitor Center
8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day