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Bees, Beetles and Butterflies

7/20/2024 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Petroglyph Tour – 2 p.m. at the petroglyph site

Washington State Park staff will offer a tour of the petroglyphs, the park's history carved in stone! Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community who created them, and possible interpretations. Enjoy a short stroll on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features. See the scenic petroglyph glade, and learn about some of the pollinators that call it home.

Pollinator Tag – 4 p.m. in the Big River Day-Use Area

Bring your children to participate in a fun game of pollinator tag. Each participant in this game is either a flower or a bee on a mission to collect pollen. 

There will also be a display table with resources about native wildflowers.

Beekeeper Program – 7 p.m. at the amphitheater

A local beekeeper will visit and share about beekeeping with honeybees and their impact on native plants.


This event is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register. For more information, call the park office at 636-586-5768.

Event time: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Washington State Park is located at:

13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO | 636-586-5768

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs