Feb 19

Webinar: Native Pollinators – What’s the Buzz?

Free Webinar: “Native Pollinators – What’s the Buzz?” to be Hosted by Great Swamp Watershed Association

Striving for Jersey-friendly Yards

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (February 14, 2022) — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today they are offering their second of a free, three-part Zoom webinar series on the benefits of using native pollinator plants. This second program, “Native Pollinators – What’s the Buzz?” takes place Tuesday, February 22, 7-8 PM. Registration and additional information can be found at GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500.

“Your yard, whatever size, can provide essential habitat for valuable pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects,” said Hazel England, GSWA Director of Education, Outreach, and Land Stewardship. “More than 75% of all flowering plants need pollinators to reproduce – and your garden veggies need their help too!”

The webinar offers a closer look at native pollinators and the important roles they play in the garden and in supporting healthy ecosystems. Guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Mason Ph.D., is an entomologist and faculty at Immaculata University, and a research associate at Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. Dr. Mason will shed some light on insect life histories that turn yards into a hive of activity this summer.

“Native pollinators have fascinating life histories, so knowing about gardening for pollinators from the insects’ perspective will enable you to truly welcome them to your yard,” said Ms. England.

GSWA will host one final webinar on Tuesday, April 1, 12-1 PM, Native Plant Sale Product Overview, leading up to their 2nd Annual Online Native Pollinator Plant Sale taking place April 1-22 in collaboration with 26-plus community partners. The online sale will offer a full selection of attractively priced native perennials and grasses with simple guidance for planting delightfully alive pollinator gardens that will thrive with minimal care. People are encouraged to order early. Additional information can be found in GSWA’s first edition of their new Make Way for Pollinators newsletter found at GreatSwamp.org/blog.

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