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Get Up Close and Personal with Pollinators in Gateway Exhibit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rachel Teasdale, Acting Executive Director
Debra Johnson, Marketing Committee
Joe Wills, Public Affairs Director
More than 50 photographs of pollinators in wild and garden settings vividly portray the relationship between flowers and their many kinds of pollinators. Through close-up photographs and supplemental activities, the exhibit introduces a diversity of pollinators, the various processes of pollination, the needs of these pollinators and the obstacles their populations are facing.
Through the exploration of the photography and related hands-on activities, visitors will discover:
- Who pollinates: from bees to bats to beetles and more
- How flowers and pollinators have co-evolved to work together
- Where pollinators live. Hint: it’s not always in hives!
- Specialist pollinators and their plants
- How to welcome pollinators into your garden
“Keeping Company with Flowers: A Glimpse into the World of Pollinators” was created by John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell. Whittlesey, owner of Canyon Creek Nursery & Design, is a nationally recognized plantsman and regional garden designer. He took the majority of photographs displayed in the exhibit. Jewell is the creator, producer and host of “In a North State Garden,” a weekly public radio and web-based gardening information and advocacy program for California’s North State region.
Gateway Science Museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and is located at 625 Esplanade. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for museum members. For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org.
Media note: High-resolution art from “Keeping Company with Flowers” is available upon request by contacting Debra Johnson, email@example.com or by telephone: 530-898-4690.