This program will begin at 7 pm and last approximately an hour. Please register in advance for this webinar since registrations will close at 3 PM on the day of the event. You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered. If after registering, you cannot attend, please cancel your registration (as indicated on your confirmation) so someone else may use the slot.
Planting for Pollinators
Without the work of pollinators, we would not have food to eat. However, pollinator populations are decreasing at an alarming rate. Why? Partly due to climate change and the use of herbicides and largely due to vanishing habitat. Together, we can help to save the pollinators by preserving large tracts of habitat, but each of us also can do important work on a smaller scale—in our own yards and parks. Join this webinar to learn what you can plant to encourage pollinators to visit. We will review specific plants that grow well in Newton and the pollinators that they attract as well as what sorts of nesting materials they require.
Our presenter is Beth Wilkinson, who became a Master Gardener in 2003 and then earned a Field Botany Certificate from Native Plant Trust in 2009. In addition to helping to preserve publicly owned areas like Webster Woods where native plants and their pollinators can flourish, Beth enjoys working to attract pollinators to her own garden. She is a board member and the Walks Coordinator for Newton Conservators and a member of both the Newton Parks, Recreation, and Culture Commission and the Newton Tree Commission.