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National Pollinator Week at #OTFMWichita

It's National Pollinator Week and we will be celebrating them in Old Town Wichita this Saturday.
Pollinators, such as most bees, some birds, bats, butterflies and other insects, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Pollinators need your help! Evidence shows that due to synthetic pesticide use, conventional agriculture and landscape management practices, many pollinators are in serious decline. However, there are some simple things you can do at home to encourage pollinator diversity and abundance. Learn more this Saturday at the Market.

SEE OUR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES & GUESTS BELOW:

✔️ 7-12 Kids Activity Tent
Drop by the Kids Tent located next to the Market’s Information Booth for fun activities including coloring sheets, crossword puzzles and more.

✔️ 7-12 Juniper Clay canning company
Sample and Learn: Juniper Clay canning co. will be spinning frames of honey straight from the hive at the Market this week. See how beekeepers remove honey from honeycomb. --Honey extraction is the central process in beekeeping of removing honey from honeycomb so that it is isolated in a pure liquid form. Normally, the honey is stored by honeybees in their beeswax honeycomb; in framed beehives, the honey is stored on a wooden structure called a frame. See for yourself, taste honey straight from the hive and learn about the entire beekeeping process directly from Wes Wolken with W.W. Bee Ranch.

✔️ 7-12 Community Booth: Wichita Region of the Kansas Native Plant Society - Pollinators rely on native plants as a source for pollen, nectar, food and habitat. Stop by and visit with Krista from KNPS about native plants and their pollinators. Habitat for pollinators has been decreasing with more land turned over for agriculture and spraying of herbicides and insecticides on crops. YOU can help by planting native plants in your landscape so that pollinating insects can find the host plants they need for food, habitat and reproduction. Come visit and learn about what you can do to help pollinators with native plants.

✔️ 7-12 Beesponsible
Stop by Beesponsible and check out their activities and bee related giveaways, then make a pledge to support bees and other pollinators!

✔️ 8-12 Embellished Fun Face Painting & Balloons will be featuring colorful pollinator related balloons and face painting selections for the kids.

✔️ 10:00 and 12:00 - Community Booth:
Jessica Balu will be joining us again for another installment of her pollinator sketching demos for all ages. Learn the difference between bees and their mimics, including flies, moths, and beetles. These brief lessons will teach basic insect anatomy and how to identify different types of pollinators.

✔️ 9-10 FREE Yoga session with Yoga State on the front porch of the Museum of World Treasures. TIP: Market shoppers receive a 10% discount in the Museum’s gift shop!

✔️ 10-12 Live music featuring Green Flamingos
- Playing what they refer to as "acoustified rock and pseudo-electrified folk” and consisting primarily of guitar, ukulele, cajon, and great vocals, with upright bass, drums, and piano thrown in here and there, the Green Flamingos play many different varieties of music, from classic rock and oldies to current rock and pop, from classic country to folk and Americana. By taking familiar songs and transforming them into a distinct and unique acoustic-Americana style, along with young ears, The Green Flamingos are perfect for an audience of any age.


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Better for Wichita.

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Later Event: July 6
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