Cultivate Wild At Home

Buzz Fest
September 16th, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm
Moir Park | Bloomington, MN

Food Truck, Door Prizes, Children's Activities, Sustainability Resources, Presenters, and more!
Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available

Nicky Buck

Naturalist and member of
Thíŋta Wíta Othúŋwahe
(Prairie Island Dakota Community)

Plant Walk

Supports birdwatchers of all different skill levels in leading walks and creates safe and welcoming spaces for all communities, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQ communities, to explore birding and the outdoors.

Bird Walk

Pollinator conservationist and
award-winning author

Prairie, Savanah, Woods, Forest, and Pollinator Walk

Soft Landing Hands-On Demonstration

Música Bohemia
Liliana and Harold
with special guest musician Josué Gonzalez

Music throughout Buzz Fest

Beings On The Move Activity

Climate change vulnerability of culturally important beings

Rain Barrel PRE-SALE

DIY Kits and pre-made barrels assembled by Izaak Walton League youth volunteers

Food Truck - 2nd Annual

 An event where you can learn about native plants and how you can engage in habitat restoration in your yard, one seedling at a time.

Learn about creating habitat

close up of the rusty patched bumble bee
Bombus affinis, Rusty Patched Bumble Bee on Monarda didyma, Red Beebalm

Win awesome door prizes! Free memberships, yard consultations, products, books, and more!

Single blue sage flower stem
Salvia azurea, Blue Sage

Learn about local wildlife

American robin on branch

Turdus migratorius, American Robin

buzzfest2023 promo.mp4

Video from Buzz Fest 2022

The Venue

Moir Park | Park Shelters #1 & 2

10320 Morgan Ave S.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Moir Park, Bloomington's beautiful wooded setting with a pavilion, playground, and accessible walkways. Connected to miles of hiking trails and bridges along Nine Mile Creek.

"Butterflies used to reproduce on the native plants that grew in our yards before the plants were bulldozed and replaced with lawn. To have butterflies in our future, we need to replace those lost host plants, no if’s, and’s, or but’s. If we do not, butterfly populations will continue to decline with every new house that is built."

Doug Tallamy, internationally recognized entomologist and author of Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard

Funding for this project was provided in part by Hennepin County through the Green Partners Environmental Education program.

Thank you to the Richfield Foundation for being Altlawns' of Richfield and Bloomington’s fiscal sponsor.