This resource was a collaborative effort on behalf of the Duke Farms Education team.
At Duke Farms, August marks Monarch and Meadow Month as we focus on the multitude of magnificent stories of the interactions between and among this biodiverse ecosystem. The monarch butterfly is certainly one of the featured creatures, but as the month unfolds, you will soon discover through activities, lesson plans, videos, book links, and creative resources, much more about why our meadows need to be maintained and preserved.
Buzz buzz! Bees are important pollinators that help provide every one of three bites of the food we eat! Bees make honey, right? Well, yes. But only honeybees make honey. So what about the non-honey-producing species, like bumblebees? Well, they're just as vital to our ecosystem. In this resource, learners will discover the world of bumblebees and the different benefits they bring to our world.