“Managing Pests while Protecting Pollinators”
November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
with Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society
Online via Zoom, register for the event **by clicking here.**
This seminar event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Pollinator Network and is free of charge.
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. Along with providing flowering plants and undisturbed places to nest, home gardens also need to be protected from pesticides. This webinar will discuss some of the key pesticide concerns for pollinators, offer simple pest management tips for home landscapes, give you ideas of how to make your garden more resilient to pest pressure, and help you identify and respond to any pests that do arrive.
More about our speaker:
Emily May is a Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society’s Pesticide Program. She received a master’s of science in entomology from Michigan State University, and has studied pollinator habitat restoration, bee nesting habits, and the effects of pest management practices on wild bee communities. Her work with Xerces since 2015 has focused on supporting crop pollinators through habitat creation and protecting bees and other beneficial insects from pesticides.