Our native pollinators are beneath stress from habitat loss, pesticides, and the unfold of latest ailments. What can we, as gardeners, to do assist the bees and pollinators in our surroundings?
On November 5, at Cottage Grove Backyard Membership, we’ll find out how we will create pollinator habitats in our gardens. Collectively we’ll watch By no means Doubt How a Small, Considerate, and Dedicated Pollinator Habitat Can Change the World which is a part of the Oregon Grasp Gardener Superior Coaching sequence.
This webinar will discover how the damaging results of habitat loss and fragmentation, pesticide publicity, and ailments might be reversed by the retention or restoration of small bits of pure habitat (our gardens!). We’ll discover ways to create pollinator habitat — what vegetation do we want? How can we get issues established? Do we have to put together a spot for pollinators to nest? And what about host vegetation for butterflies? After working by a few of the extra widespread challenges with constructing pollinator habitat, the webinar will conclude by returning to what present science has to say about how our modest actions may hyperlink up and contribute to total city pollinator well being.
This on-line course is taught by Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, an Assistant Professor who’s main OSU’s efforts to design, implement and consider a state-wide pollinator well being program. He offers coaching to pesticide applicators on learn how to scale back pesticide publicity to pollinating bugs, he hosts a weekly podcast on pollinator well being (PolliNation) and is at the moment working to assist householders and landscapers higher perceive learn how to handle pests whereas minimizing impacts to pollinators.
The Cottage Grove Backyard Membership is a neighborhood group with the mission of increasing our pursuits and constructing lifelong friendships whereas bettering our group and the surroundings by sustainable gardening practices.
Creating Pollinator Habitat in Our Gardens will occur on Tuesday, November 5, at Cottage Grove Backyard Membership. We meet on the First Presbyterian Church, 216 South third Road (enter off the backyard on third Road). The Backyard Membership’s casual enterprise assembly begins at 6PM and the webinar begins at 7PM. Visitors and guests welcome.