Planting for Pollinators

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Program Type: Lecture/Workshop
Age Group: Adult
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Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are a vital part of the natural world. They are necessary for the reproduction of over 85% of the world’s flowering plants, including more than two-thirds of the world’s crop species. Without their help, we wouldn’t have the fruit and seeds that feed birds, animals, and humans, and they are in trouble! Many species of pollinators are endangered because of the loss of plants that sustain them. The choices you make about what to plant in your garden can help bring back these species. Learn how you can make a difference in your own backyard.

Presenter Pamm Cooper works at the UConn Home and Garden Education Center office. She teaches the entomology and turf portions of the UConn Master Gardener Program. She worked for Dr. David Wagner (evolutionary biologist at UConn who specializes in Lepidoptera), collecting and raising caterpillars for a bio-survey of the Tankerhoosen DEEP property and the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon, CT. She has also documented flora and fauna in various areas of Connecticut since 1995.


PARKING: There is ample library event parking in the nearby Isham Garage. Please bypass the garage kiosks and come directly to the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, where you may validate your parking with your license plate number.

Supported with funding from the West Hartford Library Foundation.