“Native Bee Diversity and Pollinator Conservation,” November 9 program with Dr. Michael Breed

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What kinds of bees are in your yard?  Why are there fewer than a few years ago? What can you do to conserve bees? Dr. Michael Breed, Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder will answer many of these questions and more at CPFAN’s monthly meeting on Nov. 9 at 6 pm at the City Park Pavilion. Dr. Breed is Professor of Ecology and Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. The author of many insect-related articles and publications including “How Do Animals Communicate,” Quarterly Review of Biology, Dr. Breed’s research interests include how bees and ants communicate, foraging behavior

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Imagine a Great Playground!

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Areas of City Park will be transformed into a kids’ paradise of streams, bridges, pollinator gardens, and natural play structures in the next few years. The City Park Nature Play and Waterway Restoration Project is the ongoing partnership project of Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR), Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) and the community. Jacqueline Altreuter, DMNS Project Lead, and her associates have met with community members through workshops, programs and presentations over the past few years to learn what is most desired for the Nature Play area – especially from kids! Now you can hear what they’ve learned and how they’ve

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Meet the Movers & Shakers in City Park, Sept. 8, 6 pm at the Pavilion

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    City Park Friends and Neighbors invite you to join us on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Pavilion at 6 pm to meet with Julie Lehman, Manager of the Greenhouse and Horticulture program for the City of Denver and the Citywide Median Renovation team, and Adam Smith, Superintendent of the East District that includes City Park for a presentation on current and future projects in City Park. Julie will expand on her vision for City Park’s flowerbeds and Adam will describe City Park’s current irrigation system and discuss the new irrigation plan (as recommended in the 2018 City Park Master Plan

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