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Wed, Jul 20



What's Bugging You? A Look at Pollinators & Other Insects in Your Garden

Pollinators are insects! They get a bad rap. But they are super important. Without them, we humans would be in a ton of trouble.

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What's Bugging You?  A Look at Pollinators & Other Insects in Your Garden

Time & Location

Jul 20, 2022, 9:30 AM – Jul 21, 2022, 10:30 AM

Cheshire, 487 N Brooksvale Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA

About the Event

Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of pollinators (bugs and insects) with CT Agricultural Experiment Station’s Katherine Dugas at the Cheshire Pollinator Pathway on Wednesday, July 20.

Dugas and participants will explore the world of New England’s butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinators and insects. It's a deep dive into the life of bugs and insects, why they are so important to humans and life on earth. Dugas will offer insect identification tips, and lead members of the audience will take hand magnfiers to search for butterfly eggs and Monarch caterpillars and chrysalis cases. 

Participants will learn what native plants host which insects, hear about the various jobs of bugs, and discover the daily life of a bumblebee and other insects in this free, hour-long outdoor program.

This program is for ages 6 to 60+.

Program size is limited and registration is required.   Register at

This program is made possible by The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund, Inc. The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund was established in 1999,  with the mission to protect water quality by acquiring watershed land and promoting environmental education.

The Cheshire Pollinator Pathway, part of the 501(c)3 Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire, is focused on helping pollinators by creating native plant waystations and providing educational opportunities about pollinators to the public.

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