Boulder City Abuzz with Pollinator Week Activities

PollinatorWeek Boulder City

It’s time for the annual Pollinator Week activities in Boulder City. The official designation is June 17 to June 23, 2024 and there is a whole slate of activities for residents to get involved in.

Monday, June 17 at 3:00PM – Pollinator Week kickoff! Check out pollinator.org to follow our very own Pollinator Path of Boulder City. See the official Pollinator Week Proclamations posted in the lobby of The Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona Street) or at Iron Rose Plant and Vintage Shop (525 Nevada Way). While there, pick up your official ‘toolkit’ with instructions and ideas of how to join the fun of Pollinator Week of Boulder City, such as making wind spinners, decorating your yard/garden, your car, your home and color lights of your home yellow and orange to celebrate the week! Help yourself to handouts and materials/supplies for make and take projects. Sign up to have your home/yard/garden as an official ‘Stop’ on the Pollinator Path of Boulder City. Evening time, enjoy Pollinator Week themed colored Bistro Lights over Arizona Street! Take selfies and post!

Tuesday, June 18 – Let’s meet our pollinators! Visit Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona Street) to learn about our hard working pollinators and the plants and foods locally that they support. Pick up toolkits, calendars/activities handouts. Sign up to receive your Official Pollinator Stop Sign while there. Pick up materials, supplies and giveaways to take and make Pollinator Week projects and activities. Evening time enjoy Pollinator Week themed colored Bistro lights over Arizona Street and color lights at home yellow and orange to show your support.

Wednesday June 19 – Oh Butterfly! Today we celebrate our theme bearers, Moths and Butterflies! Visit Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona Street) and Iron Rose Plant and Vintage Shop (525 Nevada Way) to learn about Butterflies and Moths. Sign up to receive your Official Pollinator Stop Sign while there. Pick up materials, supplies and giveaways to take and make Pollinator Week projects and activities. In the evening time enjoy Pollinator Week themed colored Bistro lights over Arizona Street and color lights at home yellow and orange to show your support.

Thursday June 20 – There Goes A Hummingbird! Meet Hummingbirds, the fascinating life they live and how you can support these industrious pollinators. Visit Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona Street) and Iron Rose Plant and Vintage Shop (525 Nevada Way) to learn all about Hummingbirds, and sign up to receive your Official Pollinator Stop Sign while there. Pick up materials, supplies and giveaways to take and make Pollinator Week projects and activities. Evening time enjoy Pollinator Week themed colored Bistro Lights over Arizona Street and color lights at home yellow and orange to show your support.

Friday, June 21 – We’re all abuzz over Bees! Read all about Bees and projects/activities to support them year round in your yards and gardens. Pick up Bee and pollinator activity items at Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona Street). Make water stops for Bees out of shallow dishes or terra cotta saucers, using rocks, twigs or marbles for them to sit on and sip! Build Bee Hotels out of wood or bamboo. Decorate your home, yard, garden, car and color lights of your home yellow and orange. Register to have your home/yard/garden as an official ‘Stop’ on the Pollinator Path of Boulder City. Check out the Pollinator Week Lights over Arizona Street in the evening. Take selfies and post!

Saturday, June 22 – Pollinator Party at the gardens! Visit Teddy Fenton Memorial Reflection Center Park and Boulder City Community Gardens (300 Railroad Street) for garden fun, activities and plant/garden art/jewelry sale! Decorate your home, yard, garden, car and color lights of your home yellow and orange! Pick up Bee and Pollinator activity items while there or at Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona Street) and Iron Rose Plant and Vintage Shop (525 Nevada Way). Check out the lights over Arizona Street in the evening. Take selfies and post!

Sunday, June 23 – That’s a wrap! Check out Pollinator Week Projects from around the world and choose some to do here in Boulder City throughout the year on the website (HERE). Cruise around to see our Pollinator supporters throughout town and in the evening, the Lights over Arizona Street. Pick up Pollinator activity items at Boulder Dam Hotel, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (1305 Arizona Street) and
Iron Rose Plant and Vintage Shop (525 Nevada Way) to keep the love and support going. Start planning your Fall Pollinator garden and volunteer for the many garden programs available through the Mojave Masters Garden Club Facebook (HERE), Boulder City Community Gardens, The Wilbur Weed Memorial Pollinator Gardens at Teddy Fenton Memorial Reflections Center Park, Martha P King Elementary School Gardens, The Boulder City Kids Garden Educational Outreach, and Boulder City Grown.

FOR MORE INFORMATION – Contact Boulder City’s Own Hollyhock Queen, Cheryl Waites at (702) 349-0506 or by email by clicking HERE. She’s also very active on the Mojave Masters Garden Club Facebook (HERE).

There is a lot of great information to be found at the Pollinator.org website as well. Let’s “bee” a welcome home in Boulder City for all our pollinators!

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