Insects in the garden can be a problem – eating leaves, piercing fruits, or chewing roots. But some insects provide important benefits such as pollination and predation. We will search for insects, explore identification techniques and resources, learn how to discern friend from foe, and gain skills to become an insect detective. A few tips on how to manage insect pests will also be discussed. This workshop will include some prework in preparation for the outdoor, hands-on session. Stay for an optional extension of the class until 7:00 p.m., which will include additional capture and ID techniques.
Location: Demonstration and Teaching Garden at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH
Fee: $15/person; $10/NH Audubon member or UNH Extension volunteer
Advance registration required. Registration deadline extended to: July 29, 2022.
If the event is sold out, please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.
To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact: Ruth Smith at [email protected] or 603-355-2718.
The Demonstration and Teaching Garden is a partnership program between UNH Extension and NH Audubon, which provides the public with research-based, sustainable gardening information and skills that benefit our environment for wildlife and for people.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.