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Gearing Up for Pollinator Week @ OSU Extension Service office
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gearing Up for Pollinator Week @ OSU Extension Service office | Eugene | Oregon | United States

The Oregon State University Extension Service in Lane County welcomes the public to Gearing Up for Pollinator Week on June 17, 2023

The classes and activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 996 Jefferson Street at the OSU Extension Service office in Eugene.

Gearing Up for Pollinator Week will feature classes and activities led by OSU Master GardenersTM and a guest lecturer from the Xerces Society.

Pollinator Week is an international celebration promoting the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths, wasps, and flies.

Join the OSU Master GardenersTM for a cup of pollinator tea, pollinator treats, classes, and activities to celebrate Pollinator Week!


  • 10-11 am Mason Bees with Shirley Betournay, OSU Master Gardener
  • 11 am-12 pm Gardening for Pollinators – Ernst Schwintzer, OSU Master Gardener
  • 12-1 pm Using iNaturalist to Identify bees, butterflies, flies, and wasps plus Pollinator Bingo
  • 1-2 pm Pollinator Conservation and Home Habitat Assessment – Dave Kollen, Xerces Society Ambassador

Take home bee identification tools, trading cards for kids, and pollinator-friendly plant seeds.

More information about Gearing Up for Pollinator Week is at

Or call OSU Extension in Lane County at 541-344-5859.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by June 7 to Jet Eccleston, 541-344-5859, and

About OSU Extension: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

“Bee-utiful Daisy” photo by Cathy Webb, 2019