When you think of a city, biodiversity is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But take a closer look and you’ll find that cities are, in fact, teeming with flower-visiting insects–bees, butterflies, wasps, hover flies, beetles—that help produce a lot of the food we eat. Join Tufts Pollinator Initiative for a guided pollinator safari at the Rose Kennedy Greenway! We will spy tiny herbivores grazing on leaves, watch fierce predators hunting prey, and witness the spectacle of animal migration…all in the middle of the city.
The Pollinator Safari will last approximately 75 minutes and is led by 2 trained TPI guides. TPI guides will be available for an A&A session 15-20 minutes afterwards. The walk is FREE to attend, and registration is limited to 40 people. If you are attending with multiple people, please indicate so. Register in advance here. We will meet at Rowe’s Wharf Plaza on The Greenway.
Tufts Pollinator Initiative is an urban pollinator conservation group working at the nexus of habitat creation, community education, and ecological research. Founded in 2019, TPI is run by enthusiastic graduate students who teach thousands of people per year about how to notice, appreciate, and protect urban insects.
Photo by Nick Dorian.