Native Plants and the Pollinators they Attract
Thursday, May 19: 7-8:15pm
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.
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.