2019 Summer Bees

2019 Summer Bees

Join Us in Whispering Woods and the Centennial Natureground!

SUMMER TUESDAYS: Join us for Biodiversity Bees!

If you live, work, attend school, play, shop, volunteer, or visit in Brentwood – or would like to – please join us this summer for another season of social stewardship through biodiversity conservation in the Centennial Natureground and Whispering Woods – tucked away in the NW corner of Brentwood.

NEW THIS YEAR: Not only will we will be focusing on a different set of plants at each gathering, there will also be kid-focused activities, such as scavenger hunts, story time, and unstructured free play opportunities in a natural setting – the importance of which is gaining recognition.

If you would also like to be on a listserv regarding these dates, please send me a message at the email below – it’s only a few emails during the growing season, keeping your inbox relatively quiet.

Please join us and become part of the unfolding stories of inspiring community building and care in our local natural areas. All are WELCOME.

We will be meeting on 7 Tuesdays in July and August. We’ll start with three evenings [6:00-8:00 p.m.], taking advantage of July’s lingering light, followed by a week off, and then three mornings [9:00-11:00 a.m.] in August.  The final gathering will be another evening, although slightly earlier [5:00-7:00 p.m.], followed by our annual season ending Celebration & Potluck [7:00 p.m. onwards].  For one thing, I will be celebrating TWENTY YEARS of writing the Environews column for the Brentwood Bugle!!!


  9–11 a.m. 6–8 p.m.  
23 Bye
August 6 MORNING
20 5–7 p.m. EARLIER EVENING 7:00 p.m. Onwards


Calgarians have repeatedly demonstrated delight in getting to know their neighbours through shared activities of all sorts. You are heartily encouraged to enjoy such camaraderie by joining these fun and festive Community Biodiversity Bees.

  • Bring your families; Bring your friends!
  • Make an outing of the occasion and enjoy the full opportunities provided by the area’s recreation, gardening, and gathering spaces.
  • Socialize. Learn. Help. No experience required!
  • Strengthen and Sustain your community through conversation, collaboration, and celebration.

Meet at the Prairie Amphitheatre in Whispering Woods, just off Brenner Drive NW, or in the adjacent Centennial Natureground on the west side of Dr. Coffin School, at 5615 Barrett Drive NW. Dress for the weather, and for gardening! Although there will be some gloves and hand tools available to share, it would be helpful if you brought your own. We will be working in both Whispering Woods and the Centennial Natureground. Arrive and assist as you’re willing and able, and please BYO H2O.

Environmentally yours, Polly Lee Knowlton Cockett

Grassroutes Ethnoecological Association, naturegroundnews@gmail.com