Get to Know the Superpowers of Native Plants & Pollinators

2021-07-08T21:33:27-04:00July 14th, 2021|, |

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!

“Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials” (Russell, MA)

2021-06-14T20:58:29-04:00June 26th, 2021|, |

"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.

“Community science-powered research: studying native and invasive mason bee health and diversity” by Kathryn LeCroy, Ph.D.

2021-06-18T10:47:47-04:00June 23rd, 2021|, |

The Massachusetts Pollinator Network will host Kathryn LeCroy, Ph.D. as its first Summer Seminar speaker! Dr. LeCroy is a native bee ecologist who studied the negative impact of non-native mason bees on native mason bees with the help of over 200 citizen scientists. Join us to learn more about her findings and the impressive citizen monitoring program she organized!

Massachusetts Pollinator Network (MAPN) Launch Event!

2021-06-17T17:35:00-04:00June 22nd, 2021|, |

NOFA/Mass has launched the Massachusetts Pollinator Network, a statewide initiative to connect, coordinate, and support pollinator protection efforts across the Commonwealth! Join us at our official launch event (online) to learn about the broader vision for the network and the role of the hired Pollinator Network Coordinator.

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