POLLINATOR PORCH PARADE

(Please hover the pointer over the photos for descriptions of the pollinators and plants)

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Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2020

8am - 8pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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What is the Pollinator Porch Parade?

Come together as a community and build pollinator awareness!

 

​You are invited to celebrate and help build awareness of our important pollinators during National Pollinator Week by joining in the DC Pollinator Porch Parade on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 (raindate, Sunday, June 28).

 

We encourage DC residents of all ages to create artwork (drawings, murals, sculptures, and signs) about pollinators and the native plants they feed on to display in their yards, porches, windows, and sidewalks during the Pollinator Porch Parade. Fun facts about pollinators are encouraged too! Register your participation via this website, and we will note your display on our map!

 

During the Pollinator Porch Parade, we encourage DC residents to take walks around your neighborhood to learn about various pollinators through the displays created by participants. Our parade map (on this website) will show you where displays can be found. Help spread the word about pollinators and share your favorites via social media at #DCpollinatorparade.

We hope you will join us!

 
 

Get Involved

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Get Inspired

By pollinating flowers, pollinators play essential roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems and supporting wildlife. Without them, many of the fruits and seeds that other animals rely on for food would disappear, as would many of the crops that humans grow. Honeybees and Monarch butterflies are commonly known pollinators, but there are many more! Explore the resources below to learn more about the diverse pollinators that need our protection, and to get ideas for your pollinator porch parade display!

Click on the image for more information about native pollinators in DC

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By clicking on the above image, you can open up a flyer and learn about pollinator protection in DC.

Native Bee Diversity in North America

This video provides images of a variety of native bees

Click here to virtually explore this pollinator poster from the Pollinator Partnership. Find more posters at: https://www.pollinator.org/shop/posters

Click here for a gallery of photos of North American butterflies and moths.

 
 

Learn

Check out some examples in neighborhoods around DC

Information about pollinator plants and gardening

Xerces Society

Information about pollinator plants in the mid-Atlantic

 

DC Department of Energy and Environment

Pollinator Page

Pollinator Protection Plan 

USDA/ US Forest Service Pollinator Page

Smithsonian Gardens Pollinator page

Maryland Native Plant Society

Organizations

 

North American Butterfly Association

 

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

      The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the

      natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.

Pollinator Partnership

      Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, 

      through conservation, education, and research. 

 

Center for Biological Diversity’s Native Pollinators page

Monarch Watch

Biodiversity Databases

Pollinator Parade Map

This map highlights places around DC that have registered for the Pollinator Porch Parade. You can use it to plan out your parade route! Click on the pins to find out more about each display.

 

Date

Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 2020

8am - 8pm

(raindate, Sunday, June 28, 2020).

Location

Washington, DC

*yellow = beehive, green = native garden, blue = display.

**Please note some sites may have multiple features.

 

#DCpollinatorparade

Check out the gallery below to see some of the decorated porches around DC neighborhoods. Make sure to share your display using the hashtag #DCpollinatorparade. You can also follow along on social media to see live updates and find out about other pollinator resources.  

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Organizers

Organized By:

Georgetown BeeCampus Committee​ 

         Georgetown Campus Sustainability

         Hoya Hive - Student Organization

Collaborators:

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Follow along on Social Media:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
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