Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat, forage, and housing. Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems. During our August garden lecture, Saturday August 11th, Claire Jones explains how the design choices you make, the plants you select, and the maintenance practices you use, can make a huge difference in creating your own healthy ecosystem, filled with life. Simple strategies, such as providing bee habitats and gardening with an ecological community approach, contributes to species diversity, attracting and supporting more birds, butterflies, available materials and create your own pollinator-friendly habitat. Concluding the presentation, Ms. Jones will demo a simple bee habitat with recycled materials.
This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.