|Penny speaking at the Pollinator Workshop at|
River Bend Nature Center
We even had a couple of young people. One was working on an entomology project for Camp Fire. His proud mom told me he had won a prize in River Bend's photography competition for his photo of a parasitid wasp larvae in a caterpillar. How cool is that?
Just a summary of a few of the main points of what we can do to help the pollinators. I realize some of the points may not be clear without the background information in the presentation. All I can say it, "You should have been there!" Seriously...if you have questions, feel free to contact me off line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As individuals, we can:
- Plant a pollinator friendly yard
- Plant natives
- Put in plants pollinators like
- Plant varied types of flowers with varying flowering periods
- Accept some losses
- Provide nesting areas
- Don't use (or use sparingly) poisons in your yard
- Buy organic when possible
- Use Save the Night practices
As a citizen, we can help our community be more pollinator friendly by:
- Being a smart consumer (money talks)
- Encourage native plants at our workplaces and community areas (medians, for example)
Good questions and discussion following.