Yolo County Library
Special to the Express
Yolo County Library invites children and their families to join in a special Earth Day Extravaganza event on Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Winters Community Library Teaching Garden, located at 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters.
Celebrate our amazing planet with a special storytime in English and Spanish, followed by a butterfly release party. Follow the insects on their journey from caterpillar to butterfly on the Yolo County Library’s Facebook page throughout the month.
The 2022 Earth Day theme is “Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do?” Throughout spring and early summer, the Library is offering a series of community events designed to inspire and create opportunities to invest in our local ecosystem. This series, entitled #PlantWildflowers, is part of a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about the essential role pollinators play in both wild ecosystems and human agriculture and to encourage action by providing participant tools and resources to create new pollinator habitats in their communities.
Stop by the Winters Community Library to pick up a #PlantWildflowers take-and-make kit. April’s theme is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Flower.” Kits contain compostable pots, organic soil, and wildflower seeds and are available while supplies last.
Community members are also invited to participate in a BioBlitz citizen science project by visiting the Teaching Garden and collecting and recording information about the plants and wildlife observed there, using the iNaturalist app. The BioBlitz project is titled “Winters Community Library Teaching Garden #PlantWildflowers and will run through June 16. Participants will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. Wildflower seed packets will be available at all events while supplies last.
For more information about these events and the Teaching Garden, visit tinyurl.com/2p8756cc or connect with Yolo County Library on Facebook @yolocountylibrary.org and Instagram at @yolocountylibrary.