Pollinators have evolved with native plants, and most pollinators feed on specific plant species. Hummingbirds tend to favor long, tubular flowers, while short-tongued bees prefer more open-faced flowers. Learn how you can attract and support a maximum diversity of pollinators in your landscape by carefully selecting native plants that serve a variety of pollinating insect and animal needs.
Emma Erler is a horticulturist at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Her expertise is in ecological landscaping and native plants, and she provides educational programming on numerous gardening topics, including gardening for pollinators and wildlife. She also manages the Kirkwood Gardens in Holderness, NH, a free public garden that is open daily, which focuses on beautiful and sustainable landscape practices.
New Hampshire Audubon Pollinator Speaker Series: Celebrating and Engaging in Pollinator Conservation
Join New Hampshire Audubon for our 2022 Pollinator Webinar series as we celebrate Pollinator Conservation. This series seeks to inspire involvement and engagement in pollinator conservation through close focus programs that will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of pollinators and the plants they depend on. Programs are free to the public, streamed via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live. Presentations are supported by a grant from the Benjamin and Gertrude Couch Trusts.
The Pollinator Series will kick off on Earth Day, Friday April 22 and culminate with a Pollinator BioBlitz at the McLane Center in Concord, NH on June 25.