Y’all loved our turtle quest so much last year we’ve done it again…this year’s scavenger hunt is to find the bees! Can you help us look for these beautiful rocks, painted by volunteers to look like our important pollinator friends, the bees? Over 200 bees are hidden, both at the City Museum and along all the greenways starting on August 7th! Here’s what you need to know:
Real bees belong in nature...
If you see a bee, please leave it “bee”! Bees are one of the world’s most important pollinators – they help plants grow! St. Louis is home to more than 80 species of bees, one of the most diverse bee populations!
Rock bees can be collected!
Take them home to play and log them here on this site for a chance to win a prize! They are yours to keep – you’ll find them within a few feet of the greenway trail.
Found a bee rock? Log it now for your chance to win prizes!
Greenway Quest Log 2023
Bees are critical to nature, including humans!
When animals and insects pick up the pollen of flowers and spread it, they allow plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Birds, rodents, monkeys and even people pollinate, but the most common pollinators are insects, and among them, bees. In fact, out of every three bites we consume relies on pollination…
The native plants and habitats we put in along the greenway trails rely on bees to pollinate and keep the plants going. Bees are vital to our ecosystem and waterways and bee populations worldwide are on the decline.
So if you see a bee, say thank you and please, let it bee!
Learn more about bees in St. Louis!
(video from Missouri Department of Conservation)