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Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies Festival
August 13 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM$7 – $20
Birds, Blooms & Butterflies Festival is Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Individual registrations are $7/$5 members, Family reservations are $20/$15 members
The Dahlem Conservancy is excited to announce the return of BBB Festival! We are hosting the 14th Annual Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies Festival this summer 2022 after a couple years’ hiatus. This wonderful environmental educational community event in past years has served over 700 guests in one day! Environmental education organizations, presenters, and volunteers involvement will help strengthen our community’s appreciation for the natural world. Please join us, and many other organizations, for this exciting family-friendly event!
The BBB Festival will include a wide variety of outdoor learning opportunities and activities for all ages. We are planning to offer a live birds of prey program, Monarch & Zebra Swallowtail butterflies and caterpillars exhibit, environmental education programs (birds, blooms, butterflies, mushrooms, honeybees and pollinators, etc.), nature walks, native plants and bird seed sales, children’s crafts, live music, food vendors, and more. We’re excited for the return of the BBB Festival!!
Presenters and Vendors registration is closed. Please contact us to discuss opportunities with us. Space and time slots are scheduled by the BBB Festival Committee.
Would you like to join the crew? We need volunteers to help set up, assist throughout the event and cleanup. Please complete the online form; Volunteer Sign-up
Please contact us if you are interested to participate, have questions, or suggestions. We appreciate your interest and assistance.
Sending out a huge THANK YOU to event sponsors Experience Jackson and Harvest Solar!
SCHEDULE of PRESENTATIONS
9:00-9:45 … Smart Gardening presentation by Paige Filice, Michigan State Extension
9:00-9:45 … Mushrooms presentation and hands-on activity by Nick VanAcker
10:00-11:00 … Beekeeping presentation by advanced beekeeper instructors John & Kim Haynes
11:15-12:15 … Live Raptors; Birds of Prey presentation by Michigan Avian Experience
12:25-1:15 … Bats presentation by Hannah Schauer, Michigan DNR
12:00-1:00 … Prescribed Burn presentation by Jeff Lolkus, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
1:30-2:45 … The Pollinators – Who They Are and How to Help Them presentation by Vince Ste. Marie, Windy Rock Farm – Plants with Purpose
1:15-2:00 … Solar Energy presentation by Ken Zebarah, Harvest Solar
2:15-2:45 … Land Protection and Conservation Easements presentation by Diana Kern, Legacy Land Conservancy
COME VISIT THESE GREAT VENDORS
Dahlem Ecology Farm and Apiary
Homemade Handmade Creations—crafts, baked goods
Jackson Audubon Society—live caterpillars and butterflies exhibit
Jackson Co. Master Gardeners—children’s activities & crafts, info booth
Jackson District Library Book Mobile
Jackson School of the Arts—Face Painting
Nancy Kang—Nature Photographs
Legacy Land Conservancy
Michigan Bluebird Society
Michigan Loons Preservation Association and Loon Watch
Peggy’s Papers—unique colorful paper art
Perennial Connections—Plants with a focus on native cultivars beneficial to birds, butterflies, and native species.
Tie Dyes by Jen
Windy Rock Farm—Plants with Purpose– Michigan grown, Michigan native plants specifically selected for their benefit to pollinators.
Woodcraft Kits—Bluebird nest boxes, and more!
Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services
Stoyanna’s—pulled pork and hamburger sliders, and hot dogs
Shorties—treats and beverages
Friends of Dahlem—snacks, bottles of water
Advanced registration closes at 6:30 pm Friday August 12, 2022. Please check in at the Welcome Table.