Pollinators, from bees, to hummingbirds to butterflies are not only beautiful but vital to maintaining healthy ecosystems as well as increasing agricultural yields, from both urban and rural farms and gardens.
However, biologists are warning that due to habitat destruction, an increase in invasive plant species, and growing pesticide use, many native pollinators are slowly disappearing. Research has shown that local native pollinators developed a complex relationship and prefer local native plants. Therefore in order to support pollinator well being, we must propagate and plant pollinator appropriate plants and flowers.
Each and every one of us can take an active role in ensuring the well-being of pollinators and their partners. Learn what, how, and when to plant and get ready for spring!
Join Willow Bend and the Arboretum at Flagstaff for a Pollinators and their Partners workshop, Saturday March 26th, 10-12pm at Willow Bend.
Learn what native plants attract birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and other animals, and why. Hear some fun and often unbelievable partnership stories, dissect flowers and discover what parts are especially important for pollinators, and learn important tips to use in your garden. Have all your questions about pollinators and their partners answered by an expert!
Workshop is led by Dr. Kris Haskins, Research Director at the Arboretum at Flagstaff and is part of our Adult Education Workshop Series. Dr. Haskins holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from NAU. Her work at The Arboretum at Flagstaff focuses on conservation of rare and endangered plants of the Colorado Plateau and greater southwest—and on producing education programs about plants and environmental stewardship.
While the workshop is not designed for young children we have a kids corner at Willow Bend, as well as plenty of art supplies. If you would like to bring your kids please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Cost is $5/participant, FREE to Willow Bend and Arboretum members.
LIMITED spots available. Sign-up Today to ensure your spot.