Plant Conservation Day at Mesker | Events
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden has teamed up with local conservation partners to present Plant Conservation Day on Saturday, May 19. This event is being held in recognition of National Plant Conservation Day and will showcase many positive and crucial roles plants play in the environment.
A kudzu pull by several volunteer groups at 8:30 a.m. in the Mesker Mall will kick off the event.
One of the day’s highlights is a “Sky Art” photo opportunity in the kudzu patch in the Mesker Mall. The public is welcome to take part in this unique photo opportunity.
Interested parties can sign up to be in the photo between 9-11 a.m. the day of the event in the Mesker Mall shelter house and the photo will be taken at 11:00 a.m.
All photo participants are asked to wear a red shirt, or they may purchase a red “Plant Geek” shirt during the event.
Other event highlights include demonstrations and plant interpretation by the Zoo’s Botanical Docents in the Family Garden, Rain Garden, and AMAZONIA exhibit in the Zoo. A tree planting will also take place in the Zoo at 1:30 p.m.