Friends with Benefits: Helping Native Insect Pollinators in a Residential Landscape

  • March 12, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    869 Main Street
    Brewster, Massachusetts 02631
Ticket Price $18.00-$20.00 This event is now over
Description

It’s no question: Pollinators are critical to life as we know it. But it’s important to stop and think about what we're all fighting for. What exactly defines a pollinator? How is it different from any other animal? Massachusetts is home to at least 365 species of native bees and myriad other pollinators. Each of these has unique requirements, behaviors, and seasonality. But, to truly help pollinators, we need to recognize and understand them.

 

Pollinators need our help now more than ever. But, with the right knowledge, we can make a difference. With a focus on insect pollinators and pests, we will review the following:

 

• Common pollinator/pest identification

• Gardening tips to help support our native pollinators

• Modifying our landscape practices to accommodate for insect friends

 

Blake Dinius is an Entomologist Extension Educator at the County of Plymouth. He graduated with a degree in Biology from University of Massachusetts – Boston. Soon after, he began a 7-year career in insect research where he directed studies on bees, lacewings, springtails, earthworms, and other critters. He helped to develop guidelines and practices that are currently being used world-wide in the world of ecotoxicology.

 

INDIVIDUAL TALKS: $18 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS (INCLUDES AT THE DOOR DAY OF)
TICKET PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM
NO REFUNDS

Date & Time

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue Details

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Main Street
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
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