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“From data to diversity: Restoring native plant-pollinator systems through the power of citizen science.”
Join Dr. Rob Gegear, Professor of Biology at UMass Dartmouth, to learn about at-risk pollination systems in New England and how you can help restore them by collecting valuable data via the Beecology Citizen Science Project.
Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation's pesticide program, to talk about how to manage pests while protecting pollinators in home landscapes.
The climate is changing rapidly in the northeastern U.S. in ways that are already impacting our way of life. This talk will cover how these changes impact our native biodiversity, and also how we can use gardening as an ecological tool to seed the ecosystems of the future. We will discuss how thoughtful choices about what we plant now can promote native biodiversity while reducing the spread of harmful invasive species.
Have you ever wondered why bees, butterflies and birds visit some gardens but not yours? Are you interested in increasing biodiversity in your backyard? Are you a slayer of garlic mustard, black swallow wort or oriental bittersweet? This is the zoom for you!
Are you looking to expand your garden space or enhance the experience of growing food for community members? Join us for another event from our Inspiring Ideas from the Field series with Native Praxis, founder of Root Life in New Haven, CT, as we discuss community garden design and organization.
"Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials," a presentation offered by naturalist and landscaper John Root, provides guidance on meeting the needs of birds, pollinators, and other beneficial wildlife for food, cover, and water. A variety of plants that nourish these organisms throughout their lifecycles is discussed, and organic methods for establishing wildlife habitat are also presented. This presentation will take place in-person at the Russell Public Library.