Plants And Pollinators | Guided Nature Program

Plants And Pollinators


Within the forests and meadows of Bogus Basin are wildflowers that are fun to learn about and identify, but there is a lot more to flowers than their names and families! Flowers have evolved in close relationship to insects. Each flower is geared to a specific group or species of pollinator, from lowly beetles and flies to bees of all sorts, from beautiful butterflies to nocturnal moths, and from hummingbirds to humble winds. During this plants and pollinators program we will take an in-depth look how different flowers are designed to fulfill different functions, with close-up views of flower shape, arrangement, and color; position of stamens and pistils; production of nectar and pollen; and presence of nectar and tongue guides.

When & Where

This program will meet at the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 1.5 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes. Water and sunscreen are highly recommended.

June 22 @ 9:00 AM 11:30 AM

Free Ages 16+

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Themed Nature Programs, please send an email to indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group. Requests received less than 24 hours before the outing may not receive a response.

Meet Your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Snowshoe Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On select Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings, Ray will cover a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s edible and medicinal plants or pollinators and their adaptations, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.