Learn all about the buzz about pollinators at “The Importance of Pollinators”, a free program that will be held Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m., at Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Illinois.

Pollinators are important because over 80% of the world’s flowering plants, including crops that feed humans and animals, need pollinators.  But, pollinator species are in distress as their habitats have become threatened by various human activities. In this free program you’ll learn all about hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, and how to help them and how to attract them to your yard and garden.

Presenters for “The Importance of Pollinators”  program are Larry and Emily Scheunemann, who have a 30-acre farm in Whitewater that focuses on hummingbirds and monarchs. Larry and Emily were featured in the June/July 2017 issue of “Our Wisconsin” magazine. Each year they open their farm to the public in September to observe Hummingbird banding and Monarch tagging. Attendees of this program will learn about their farm and how you can visit it during those open houses.

There is not charge for the program, but a free will offering will be taken to support Nature At The Confluence’s Pollinator Garden.  No registration is needed.