Shangri La's Wild Wednesdays begins with Bee Gardening

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announces upcoming programs for the Summer Wild Wednesdays series, which will begin on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 and continue into August. Many of these programs are hands-on activities and explore the natural world through informative natural history lessons from Shangri La educators. Below, you will find upcoming programs for the month of June. Program participants will meet at the admissions window at the scheduled event time, 9:30 a.m., with sessions lasting about an hour. All programs are free of charge, but an RSVP is required as space is limited. Call 409-670-9799 to make a reservation.

June 13: Bee Gardening – During this family-friendly program, attendees will learn how to attract native bees to yards and gardens through the addition of flowering plants. Discover the roles of bees as pollinators in local ecosystems.

June 20: Paper Making – Attendees of all ages will enjoy this hands-on program allowing participants to make and take home their own paper.

June 27: Owl Puke – Explore the food chain by dissecting owl pellets, and learn about Shangri La’s rehabilitated Barred Owl, Maxine. During this family program, meet Maxine, hear her story and learn more about Barred Owl adaptations.

The Wild Wednesdays series has programs for the young and young-at-heart. For those interested in attending, please RSVP by calling 409-670-9799. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday noon until 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit