September 24th, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm

Buzz Fest

at Moir Park, Bloomington MN

Cultivate wild at home

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.

Food Trucks, Door Prizes, Children's Activities, Sustainability Resources, Presenters, and more!

Learn about creating habitat

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

Win free native plants!

Single blue sage flower stem
Salvia azurea, Blue Sage

Learn about local wildlife

American robin on branch

Turdus migratorius, American Robin

Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL)

Interpreters Available

The Presenters

Daniel Schultz

Longfellow Wildlife Federation Certified Community

Nathalie Shanstrom

Pasque Ecological Design and Consulting

Bob Dahm and Riley Bolton

Organic Bob

Andy Scott

ReWild Native Gardens

Maria Regan Gonzalez

Mayor of Richfield

Patience Caso and Ava McKnight

Hennepin County Green Partners and Altlawns of Richfield and Bloomington

Ramiro Vazquez and Ava McKnight

Beings on the Move Activity

Climate change vulnerability of culturally important beings

Tomatillo Mexican Cuisine

Food Truck available during the event

The Venue

Moir Park - Park Shelter #1

10320 Morgan Ave S. Bloomington, MN 55431

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

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.

"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