Celebrate and learn about bees at the McCloud Mini Bee Fest on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at McCloud Nature Park.
This annual event is “mini” this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-register if you plan to attend.
Learn about Pollinators
Take a self-guided hike or check out the self-led story walks along some of the 6.5 miles of trails at McCloud Nature Park and learn about pollinators as you explore! Signs on the trails will highlight interesting facts about wildflowers and pollinators. Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.
You’ll meet staff and volunteers at greeter stations around the park. Each of these stations will be equipped with hand sanitizer. You can get answers to all of your questions about honeybees at the station near the McCloud Bee House.
COVID-19 Event Precautions
You can also participate in a fun scavenger hunt on the trails. You might even meet a Master Gardener on the trail to help you identify and understand the importance of native plants and pollinators.
You can even pick up free bee craft kits to make a craft at home, while supplies last. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Event attendance may be limited by Governor Holcomb’s executive orders. By pre-registering, you will get preference for attending the event and receive helpful emails leading up to the big day.
Note that face coverings are required inside the restrooms as well as outdoors when it’s not possible to stay more than 6 feet away from others. Hand washing stations and sanitizer will be available.
The McCloud Mini Bee Fest is free to attend and appropriate for all ages. It is an ongoing event, so you can stop by at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.