2022 Tentative Schedule and Festival Speakers

Schedule will be updated as more informative becomes available

DAILY SCHEDULE

Week of June 20th

06/20

MONDAY

06/21

TUESDAY

06/22

WEDNESDAY

06/23

THURSDAY

06/24

FRIDAY

06/25

SATURDAY

06/26

SUNDAY

8:00 am

8:30 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

10.00 am

10:30 am

11:00 am

11:30 am

12:00 pm

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

1:30 pm

2:00 pm

2:30 pm

3:00 pm

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

4:30 pm

5:00 pm

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:00 pm

BONUS EVENT ! Saturday June 18 2 P.M. at Canyon Creek Nursery. "Garden Party", join Ann McKean, Master Gardener, and the Canyon Creek crew as they highlight all the pollinator plants for your garden. They will answer questions you may have regarding perennials and more plus taste some of the natural plant-based foods available. 1730 48th Street West.

Tour DanWalt Gardens

Tour time: TBD

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Library Pollinator Talk-TBD

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Yellowstone Arboretum

Walk & Talk

Tour time: Noon-1:00

Canyon Creek Nursery

Abi Sayeed, MSU Extension 

Pollinators and Conservation

Downtown & NPRC

Plant Walk

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Wise Wonders

Sweet Science of Bees

Time: 2:00-4:00

Montana Audubon Center

Tree Planting

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Western Heritage Center-BLM

Zest Honey Tasting

Time: 4:00-6:00

TBD

Babcock Theatre

"The Bee Movie"

Time: 6 or 7:00 pm

Wild Birds Unlimited

James Bokovoy

"Birds as Pollinators"

Billings Parks & Red

Nick Miller

"Pollinators & You-

Planting for Success"

12-12:30Lunch

Bridger Plant Materials

Alison Mann

Topic TBD

Montana Moth project

Marian Kirst

"Moths as Pollinators"

Montana State Entomologist

Alyssa Piccolomini

"Bees & Mites in Montana"

FESTIVAL SATURDAY GUEST SPEAKERS

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"SPREAD THE LOVE"

James Bokovoy from Wild Birds Unlimited will talk on the importance of birds as pollinators and what you can do to nurture and protect them in your own backyard.

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"POLLINATORS AND YOU-PLANTING FOR SUCCESS"

Meet Nick Miller of the Billings Parks and Recreation Department. He will discuss the many alternatives to increase your pollination production by choosing the right plants for the right locations.

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"ATTRACT BEES TO YOUR GARDEN WITH NATIVE PLANTS"

Alison  Mann is a Big Sky Watershed Corps member through the Montana Conservation Corps / Americorps serving at the Bridger Plant Materials Center. The Bridger Plant Materials Center studies and distributes

conservation crops for preservation of our natural resources.

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"MOTHS AS POLLINATORS"

Marian Kirst of the Montana Moth project gives us a serious reminder that Moths are pollinators too !

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Virtual Presentation

"POLLINATOR STEWARDSHIP: SUPPORTING MONTANA'S NATIVE AND MANAGED POLLINATORS"

“Honey bees in Montana are working overtime,” says Alyssa Piccolomini, entomologist for the Montana Department of Agriculture. Around 90 percent of honey bees in the state are transported to the West Coast each winter for the largest pollination event in the world, the California almond bloom. There, they pollinate almond groves during California’s short blooming season, and then return to Montana where they recoup with cooler nights and long summer days while producing honey. “Imagine driving straight from Bozeman to California, without so much as a pit stop, and then getting out of the car and going straight to work for several months,” Piccolomini says.

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