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AUGUST 1– AUGUST 31, 2018

Whether you’re a busy bee or a hungry caterpillar, spread your wings at August Aflutter. Tower Hill is celebrating pollinators and the plants they depend on with activities, exhibits, events, workshops, and more. From pollinator hotels to the live caterpillar exhibit, there is so much to enjoy throughout the month of August.

Saturdays, 2pm
Discover Tower Hill’s pollinator friendly plants and habitats and learn tips and tricks for encouraging pollinators at home.

Discovery Backpacks:
 Borrow a discovery backpack filled with exciting activities and tools for exploring the gardens and grounds together. Included with admission and available at the Information Desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Exploration Stations: Families can keep an eye out for our pop-up Exploration Stations. Children can “Be a Botanist” or “Junior Gardener,” learning about how plants grow and what it takes to be a plant scientist

Pollinator-Friendly Gardens & Landscapes
Saturday, August 4, 10am – 12pm
Member $20, Non-Member $30

Bee Safari
Sunday, August 5, 10am – 11:30am
Member $10, Non-Member $20

Native Bees and Native Plants: You May Be Missing Half the Equation
Sunday, August 5, 1pm – 2pm
Member $10, Non-Member $20

Beecology Basics
Saturday, August 11, 10am – 12pm
10am – 12pm

Caterpillar Hunt
Thursday, August 16, 5pm – 6:30pm
Member $10, Non-Member $20

Butterfly Walk
Saturday, August 18, 10am – 12pm
Member $5, Non-Member $20

Pollinator Activity on Native Shrub Cultivars
Saturday, August 18, 1pm – 2pm
Included with Admission

Caterpillars: The Whole Story
Thursday, August 23, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Member $5, Non-Member $20

Creatures of the Night: Mothing at Tower Hill (Ages 6 & up)
Thursday, August 2, 8:30pm – 10pm
Member $5 per adult, $3 per child
Non-Member $10 per adult, $8 per child

Family Caterpillar Hunt (Ages 6& up)
Thursday, August 9, 5:30pm 0 6:30pm
Member $5 per adult, $3 per child
Non-Member $10 per adult, $8 per child

How Does Your Garden Grow: Pollinators (Ages 5 – 7)
Saturday, August 18, 10:30am – 11:30am
Member $5 per child, Non-member $10 per child

Please check back for Resource Handouts and Citizen Science Projects.

Pollinator Palooza
Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, 10am – 4pm
Included with admission
Join us for this bananas bonanza celebrating pollinators of all kinds. Come dressed as your favorite pollinator, join the parade, sample local honey, enjoy activities and live music, and find out how to protect our native pollinators.

Native Bees by Sam Droege

July 17 – September 16 / Alice Milton Gallery
Sam Droege of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center works on a monitoring program for native bees and identification guides for North American bees. His close-up photographs of bees show these essential insects as you’ve never seen them before.

Beyond Bees by Sam Jaffe
July 17 – September 16 / Reception Gallery
Sam Jaffe of the Caterpillar Lab exhibits his stunning caterpillar photography, providing a look at New England’s native caterpillars and capturing their unusual role in the pollination game

Alive in the Library
August / Tower Hill Library
The Library is alive in August. It will feature books on pollinators, activities for kids and families, and a live caterpillar exhibit.