Wildlife Refuge hosting Pollinator Palooza this weekend

This Saturday is your chance to roll up your sleeves and make a bee house, catch butterflies and learn more about making a healthy habitat for pollinators.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - This Saturday is your chance to roll up your sleeves and make a bee house, catch butterflies and learn more about making a healthy habitat for pollinators.

"We have some pollinators that are endangered species in Minnesota. We have some native bees that do some of the pollination of our plants, and some of them are really affected by humans and how they manage their lawns and gardens. So we are hoping more people learn more about how they support the pollinators," said Judy Geck, Ranger at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Kids and adults can take home native plants, or create a seed bomb.

"You can make seed bombs which are really easy ways to plant wildflowers in a pot or in your yard," said Kim Mitchell, Outreach Coordinator for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Activities will be happening inside and outside the visitor center.

"We are also going to have some experts leading people outside through the pollinator habitat, to collect and identify some of our pollinators," said Geck.

Pollinator Palooza is free and is this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Learn More: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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