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Pollinator Week

Celebrate Nebraska's pollinators June 17-23, 2024!

Pollinator Week is a seven-day celebration across North America. Here in Nebraska, we make a special effort to promote and share our love and excitement for pollinators. Each year, Nebraska Game and Parks hosts “Nebraska Pollinator Week,” recruiting interested organizations across the state to register and host one or more pollinator themed events during this fun week. This year, Pollinator Week is June 17-23, 2024.

Nebraska Pollinator Quest

Nebraska Game and Parks will host the Nebraska Pollinator Quest, an effort to find and record as many pollinators as possible during the 2024 Pollinator Week.

Participating is easy:

Step 1: Find a pollinator (bee, butterfly, hummingbird, etc.)
Step 2: Snap a picture
Step 3: Upload to iNaturalist!

Find more events

Other Nebraska Pollinator Week events are planned across the state. Find an event near you below.

EventDate & TimeHostLocationEvent website
Native Plant Sale June 15,
9 a.m.-noon
Nebraska Statewide ArboretumCamp Brewster at Fontenelle Forest, 1313 Bellevue Blvd. North, BellevueMore details
Pollinator PartyJune 15,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nebraska Game and ParksSchramm Education Center, 21502 W. Hwy 31,
More details
Free Pollinator Seeds at the LibraryJune 17,
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Lied Scottsbluff Public LibraryLied Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 Third Ave., Scottsbluff
Lux Center for the Arts Summer Camp: Kids Art Smart – PollinatorsJune 17-21, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.LUX Center for the ArtsLUX Center for the Arts,
2601 N. 48th St., Lincoln
More details
Pollinators at Ponca State ParkJune 18,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nebraska Game and ParksPonca State Park, 88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca
Native Pollinators and Honey BeesJune 19,
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Edgerton Exporit CenterEdgerton Explorit Center,
208 16th St., Aurora
More details
Wildflower WednesdayJune 19,
1-2:30 p.m.
Nebraska Game and ParksMahoney State Park, James Family Conservatory and Nature Center, 28500 W. Park Hwy. Ashland, NE
Pollinator Scavenger Hunt with Conservation Nebraska!June 21,
10 a.m.-noon
Conservation NebraskaConservation Nebraska Garden, 2630 Lizzie Robinson Ave., Omaha
The Pollinator Alliance of the Heartland at the Gifford Park Neighborhood MarketJune 21,
5-8 p.m.
Pollinator Alliance of the HeartlandGifford Park Neighborhood Market, 520 N 33rd St., OmahaMore details
Pollinator Party!June 22,
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Benson Bounty LLCBenson Bounty, 6915 Evans St., OmahaMore details
Pollinators, Plants, and Prairie Pines!June 22,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nebraska Game and Parks & Prairie Pines PartnersPrairie Pines, 3100 N. 112th St., LincolnMore details
Bee House Making and Bee Keeping – Pollinator IdentificationJune 22,
2 p.m.
Nebraska Game and ParksLewis and Clark SRA, 54731 897 Rd., Crofton

Or explore the Pollinator Week events map on the national Pollinator Week site.

Take Action

Nebraska Game and Parks is dedicated to conserving all pollinator species, but we need your help. Explore our resources below or get involved in pollinator conservation.

Butterfly survey

There is an urgent need to track monarchs across their range over time to better understand and adjust conservation measures. Thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, a community science project is ongoing to monitor regal fritillaries and monarch butterflies.

Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas

The Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas is a community science project aimed at gathering the data needed to track and conserving bumble bees. 

Gardening for Monarchs

Monarch gardening is a very easy and rewarding activity and can even be completed in something as small as a flower pot! The recommended size of a monarch garden measures at least 100 square feet. However, plants and flowers can be incorporated into any mini-habitat in your garden, including as border plants along your vegetable gardens.

Monarchs on milkweed

Did you know?

Monarchs are one of the most iconic pollinator species, but across North America, they are disappearing. Pesticide and herbicide use, deforestation of their wintering grounds in Mexico and loss of milkweed in the United States are three important reasons for their decline.

Nebraska Game and Parks is dedicated to conserving all pollinator species – including monarchs. To advance monarch conservation, we need more quality land management, more in depth research and more education for all residents.

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