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Adirondack Pollinator Festival

The 2024 Adirondack Pollinator Festival took place on Saturday June 1 in Lake Placid

Shirt Sale in Honor of Pollinator Week!

We had so many requests for shirts after we sold out of all sizes at our Adirondack Pollinator Festival that we’re doing a second limited round of orders in honor of Pollinator Week! 
Pre-order your shirt below before the end of June and we’ll mail them out to you in mid-July. 

We’re celebrating our 7th Annual Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale with a Pollinator Festival on June 1st, 9AM – 3PM at the scenic Uihlein Farm Greenhouse at 281 Bear Cub Road in Lake Placid. 

Plants will be available at the festival, but pre-order is now closed!


What else can I do at the festival?

  • Enjoy a stunning view of the high peaks from a historic greenhouse. Picnicking encouraged!
  • Gardening experts will be on hand to answer your questions about planting and caring for your pollinator habitat.
  • Kids can take home free wildflower seed packets, participate in themed craft and activity stations to learn about pollination, complete a pollinator scavenger hunt challenge, and get their faces painted with flowers, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. 
  • Join in free grassland walks and workshops (details below)!
  • Learn about composting to restore Adirondack soils, and how to use compost in your pollinator garden. 
  • Meet area nonprofits who are helping protect pollinators and their habitat.

This year, the Adirondack Pollinator Festival is teaming up with the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration hosted by our project partners Paul Smith’s VIC in conjunction with Heaven Hill and Uihlein Farm. ‘Bee’ sure to check out the birding events happening all weekend across the region!

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration & Adirondack Pollinator Festival at Uihlein Farm: Saturday June 1 Schedule of Activities

7:30am – 9am: Grassland ecology/bird walk at Heaven Hill Farm with Michale Glennon, Brian McAllister, Hyla Howe (sponsored by PSVIC)

9am – 3pm: AdkAction Native Pollinator Plant Sale, with a variety of kids activities (face painting, crafts, wings) with experts on hand to help offer planting tips.

11am -12pm: Uihlein Farm Activities & MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System ribbon cutting

  • 11am: Uihlein Foundation welcome
  • 11:15am: AdkAction & Ausable River Association – The Importance of Native Plants and Pollinators + Native Conservation Nursery Overview – Lisa Salomon, Kiana French & Kelley Tucker
  • 11:30am: Adirondack Land Trust – Farm & Grassland Conservation – Aaron Thomas & Chris Jage
  • 11:45am: MOTUS Wildlife Tracking station- information/video and ribbon cutting- Chris Regan

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Native plant and restoration ecology walk at Uihlein Farm with Ray Curran and Steve Young. Space limited, sign up below

12:30pm – 3pm: “Learn 10 Native Trees” walk at Uihlein Farm – Dan Spada, NY Flora Association. Space limited, sign up below

logo drawing of a bee inside a hexagon

Thank You to Our Pollinator Festival Sponsors

Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Sale

Thank you for supporting pollinator conservation efforts in the Adirondacks!

Preordered plants are to be picked up at Uihlein Farm Greenhouse, 281 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid, NY on Saturday, June 1st between 9am - 3pm unless you make alternate arrangements with AdkAction.

Can a friend pick up my plants for me? Yes! We’ll send a reminder email prior to our plant pick-up day, including instructions for if you will have someone else picking up your plants. 

Can I pick up my plants at a different time? Contact [email protected] for times that someone will be at the greenhouse (near the date of the plant sale) to to assist you with your pre-order pickup.

Can I buy more plants when picking up my order? If we haven’t sold out, you will have the opportunity to buy more during our pollinator fest at the greenhouse on June 1st.

We are offering 15 varieties of native flowering plants, grown right here in the Adirondacks, to benefit pollinators that live here. These species are selected based on their presence in NY State, habitat value, and nutrition they offer to pollinators throughout the year.  Each plant has been carefully sourced or grown from seed to ensure that they have never come in contact with neonicotinoids (a class of insecticides that are harmful to pollinators). 

*Please note: all plants available through this sale are grown naturally and are not treated with pesticides. As a result, they may have some insect damage, which is expected since these plants are safe for pollinators. Depending on growing conditions, we reserve the right to substitute similar plants or offer a refund at the time of pick-up to account for losses or other unforeseen issues. *

All proceeds will support the Adirondack Pollinator Project, a project of AdkAction in partnership with The Wild CenterPaul Smith’s College, and Northern New York Audubon.