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Collecting Native Seeds to Support Beneficial Insects

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed
October 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sancturary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA

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$15 - $25 Suggested

Ages 12 and under Free




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Are you looking to enhance your landscape with native species to attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators? Join us for a native plant walk and wild seed collection with professional native plant propagator and landscape designer Adam Kohl.  As we explore Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary we will identify and demonstrate seed collection from over a dozen native species that provide habitats for beneficial insects, pollinators and birds. 

We will follow the collection walk with seed cleaning exercises and demonstrations. The group will learn how to clean, store and cold stratify seeds, emphasizing specific needs for different species. Adam will guide us in the best practices for conservation-minded wild seed collection.

1:00pm Seed Collecting Walk
3:00pm Seed Cleaning and Propagation Lesson
4:30pm Wrap up



Adam Kohl is a native plant specialist living in Wendell, MA. His business Kohl Gardens offers consulting, design, and plant education & identification. In addition, Kohl Gardens is a native plant nursery specialising in seed-grown plants of local genotype.

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