You have probably heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers”. Well, National Wildflower week, which is takes place in the first full week of May, is a time to celebrate this saying across America. It became a celebration in 1987 by the American Wildflower Society and has grown in popularity since. Recently, a lot of attention has been brought to declining bee populations, so this year’s Wildflower week will be used in an effort to “save the bees”.
Although Caitlin Johnson ‘19 has only recently learned about this holiday, she finds it interesting and thinks that this is a holiday that should not only be celebrated individually, but also by our school. “I think it would be a cool thing to do” she said. “We could just go out and plant flower seeds.” In regard to the benefits for bees, she thinks it’s an important celebration to benefit and conserve them.
You can celebrate Wildflower Week by planting flowers to benefit bees and other wildlife or by simply appreciating the wildflowers native to Michigan. However you celebrate, “stop and smell the roses” and enjoy this holiday.