Families and children of all ages are invited to register and join this presentation by Jerry Schneider entitled “Making Space for Pollinators,” in keeping with the “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Challenge 2021 theme at the Adams Free Library. This is an outdoor event taking place at the Adams Council on Aging, 3 Hoosac Street in Adams, and hosted by the Adams Free Library This event will start at 6:00 p.m. As Part of “Tails & Tales” Library Summer Reading.

Audiences will get to know about our local pollinators, featuring bees, bats, hummingbirds, beetles, dragonflies, and butterflies. These are important critters that help pollinate our orchards, backyard gardens, and our rain forests.

Audiences will learn how to build and maintain habitats that help our pollinator populations, what time of year to mow fields that is most beneficial to pollinators, and what flowers to grow in our gardens to attract butterflies and bees.

After the presentation, children will create pollinator tee shirts, using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and butterfly, bat and dragonfly cutouts. Children may purchase heavy cotton (Gildan) tee shirts for $4.00, or bring their own. Registration is required, (413)743-8345.

Jerry Schneider has presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past thirteen years throughout the Eastern US. His programs help inspire youth and adults alike, to pay more attention to our friends, the butterflies, bees, bats, and other pollinators. Audiences learn how to create and maintain pollinator habitats. In recent years, a number of schools have built butterfly gardens on the Monarch’s migration path. In Vermont, legislators are working on a bill to help protect bees.

Families and children of all ages are invited to register (413)743-8345 to join the Adams Free Library An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age. Library events are free and open to the public.

Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Adams Free Library. Questions? Call the Adams Free Library at (413)743-8345 or visit the library’s website www.adamslibraryma.org for more information.

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