Native pollinators like this Eastern Bumblee are attracted to the vibrant, violet purple blooms of Stokesia laevis, or Stoke's Aster.

Join Beecatur at Beech Hollow InTown on Saturday, October 16, from 10 am to 12 noon.   Beecatur will provide a variety of free information about native bees, wasps and other insect pollinators. Beecatur chairperson Peter Helfrich will be on hand to answer your questions about how you can do your part to make your piece of our shared ecosystem a little more pollinator friendly.


Working in conjunction with the City of Decatur, DeKalb Master Gardeners, and community volunteers, Beecatur maintains two native plant pollinator habitats. For the past several years, we have also worked to reduce pesticide use by Decatur homeowners. A notable area of focus is residential mosquito spraying.  A commitment to not spray for mosquitoes is also a central tenant of our ongoing Decatur Pollinator Pledge program. To date, some 105 Decatur homeowners have pledged to do their part to help keep their properties pollinator friendly.

Willow Street entrance to pollinator garden
Church Street planting for pollinators

Urban environments can provide critical habitat for bees, butterflies, and other insect pollinators.  Since 2016, Decatur’s Bee City USA committee (a.k.a. “Beecatur”) has worked throughout the community to raise public awareness about the important roles these creatures play in our ecosystem, and encourage pollinator friendly practices among city leaders and residents alike.

Southeastern Bumble bee on blueberry plant.

Come and see the folks from Beecatur on October 16th, from 10 am until 12 noon.

This event is scheduled for Saturday October 16th, at Beech Hollow InTown: 389 N Clarendon Ave. Scottdale, GA 30079