Join Kaitlin Haase, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, to get inspired for spring pollinator gardening! This presentation will focus on actions you can take in your garden to help provide the food, nesting areas, and safety pollinators need in their habitat. Learn about the different wildflowers and shrubs you can grow to feed bees and butterflies, where to source native pollinator-friendly plants, and how the Santa Fe Pollinator Trail is building habitat patches throughout the city.
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Kaitlin Haase - Pollinator Consevation Specialist - Southwest
As the Southwest Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Kaitlin works to create climate-resilient, connected pollinator habitat in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. She collaborates with and educates public and private urban land managers in New Mexico and the desert Southwest on pollinator-friendly practices for landscaping, gardening, and open space restoration. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Northern Arizona University, where she studied impacts of drying on aquatic invertebrate diversity in natural and human-made ponds. Before graduate school, she worked as an ecological science technician in a variety of systems across the US, including predator-prey ecology in Michigan, riparian restoration in Virginia, and rare species monitoring in Massachusetts.