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Butterflies and Bees Festival

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


The Santee Historical Society is hosting butterfly and bee experts at the Santee Historic Barn on Magnolia Ave. between Mission Gorge and Mast Boulevard.

These special species are so important to our ecology and agriculture.  Participants will learn about natural beekeeping and the different varieties of honey.

Learn about the life cycle of a monarch butterfly, the importance of milkweed for the survival of monarchs, the various native milkweeds in Southern California, and how milkweed is important to not only our pollinators but for a large part of the local food chain.  Children’s activities will include bee and butterfly crafts, face painting, and milkweed seeds to plant at home.

Butterfly gear, as well as locally sourced milkweed and honey will be available for purchase.

And while you’re there, you’re invited to take a tour of the Santee Historical Museum and discover more about Santee’s beginnings.

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May 11
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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The Historic Santee Barn
9200 N Magnolia Ave
Santee, CA 92071 United States
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