Cradle of Forestry in America to host activities for National Pollinator Week

Press release from U.S. Forest Service:

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to learn about insects and their relatives on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event will be held in and around the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center and commemorates National Pollinator Week, June 17-23.
Activities include pond explorations at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., bug hunts at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., a guided walk, “Mysteries on Leaves” at 11:30 a.m. discussing galls and other plant/insect interrelationships, and ongoing games and crafts. Meet monarch butterfly caterpillars and learn about their life cycle and conservation. Beekeepers Mike and Matt Elliot from Pure Pisgah Honey will display their enclosed observation hive containing thousands of live honeybees from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about the fascinating life cycle of these social insects, how honey is made, and how to get started as a beekeeper.

Admission to the Cradle of Forestry is $5.00 for adults and free for youth under 16 years of age and holders of America the Beautiful and Golden Age passes. Admission includes the film, There’s Magic at the Cradle, the Forest Discovery Center with 15 hands-on exhibits, a scavenger hunt, the Adventure Zone, and historic cabins and antique equipment on two paved trails. The Cradle of Forestry is located on Hwy. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest, six miles north of Looking Glass Falls and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 412.

For more information call 828-877-3130 or go to
Informative web resources related to Bug Day at the Cradle of Forestry are and


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