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The Royal Connection: Spring Flowers and Queen Bumble Bees – LUNCH & LEARN

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$28 – $45

Join us for a nature-inspired presentation by Irvine’s Master Naturalist, Clare Walker, PhD, plus enjoy a delicious catered lunch from ACE Catering and themed mocktails. This program is part of Irvine’s 3-part Lunch & Learn series. 

Queen Bumble Bees are one of the first bees to emerge in early spring. Their warm, fuzzy coats and innate ability to raise their body temperature means they can fly even on cold spring mornings when other bees are still snug and warm in bed. This makes them an essential pollinator for many spring ephemeral flowers. Discover the special relationship this charismatic bee has with spring flowers, such as the enchanting Dutchman’s breeches, shooting star, and larkspur. In this fun talk, we will learn about the perils of being both a Queen and a single mom; it’s not easy to raise your daughters while coping with problems like nectar robbers and cuckoos. Tickets include a tea party, fit for royalty, and themed mocktail for your enjoyment.

Following the lunch and talk, enjoy a guided walk around Irvine’s Woodland Garden at the peak of flowering of spring ephemerals.

Presenter: Clare Walker, PhD, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist
Wednesday, May 1st
12:00 – 2:00PM
Cost*: $35/members; $45/non-members

Are you with a group? You can reserve a table for 8, by calling Laura at 443-738-9215.

*Discount for Pacesetter members and above. Additional discount available if purchasing 3-event series.

Tickets required – REGISTER TODAY!