beneficial insects


Bee-loved Plantings for Pollination & Pest Management – Pembroke, NC

Published on September 10, 2019

October 17th, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
UNCP Thomas Center HUB
Pembroke, NC

Join Nancy Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, to learn how plantings for pollinators also support other beneficial insects that help reduce crop pests, other wildlife, and keep our watersheds healthy. This workshop will highlight common pollinators and other agriculturally beneficial insects, plantings that provide pollen, nectar, and shelter, and ways to improve habitat management through the year.

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Pollinator Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes – Puyallup, WA

Published on September 9, 2019

November 19th, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center
Puyallup, WA

Join Eric Lee-Mader, Pollinator Program Co-Director with the Xerces Soceity, and Corin Pease, Pollinator Conservation Planner with the Xerces Society, for this full day workshop. This course will focus on concepts around protecting and enhancing populations of pollinators and beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes. This course will provide an overview of the farm practices that support pollinators and beneficial insects, such as protecting and creating habitat, modified horticultural practices, and advice on how to manage pests while protecting pollinators.

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Inviting Wildlife into the Garden – Hoickessin, DE

Published on September 6, 2019

September 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Mt. Cuba Center
Hoickessin, DE

Join Kelly Gill, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, for her presentation on pollinators and beneficial insects at this speaker series. The series will focus on transforming your landscape into a garden that attracts a wealth of beneficial wildlife, including birds, bees, butterflies, and amphibians. Unlock the important connections between the roles of pollinators, the habitats they require, and the plants that feed them. Explore Mt. Cuba Center’s naturalistic gardens to observe native bees in action, and discover the best native plants for migrating and resident birds. Learn ways to include water features that support amphibians, damselflies, and bats, and create habitats that sustain wildlife year-round. Please note that this is a multiple speaker series event and pre-registration is required. Kelly will be presenting at the September 13th session.

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Build Your Refuge Day – Albuquerque, NM

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September 28th, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Albuquerque, NM

Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge for the launch of the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program. Emily will host a family-friendly table with interactive activities on pollinators and beneficial insects. Participate in hands-on habitat restoration in the refuge’s wetlands, attend outdoor workshops on gardening for wildlife, and more! Water, a hat and closed-toed shoes are recommended. The event is free and open to the public.

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Succeeding with Pollinator Plantings: the Bees, the Bugs, and the Basics – Oxford, ME

Published on August 29, 2019

September 20th, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hooker Family Farm
Oxford, ME

Join Eric Venturini, Farm Bill Pollinator Conservationist and NRCS Partner Biologist with the Xerces Society, for this workshop hosted by the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District to learn about pollinators and beneficial insects and the key roles they play in our food systems. Eric will cover the basic ecology and identification of pollinator and beneficial insect groups, the status of pollinators in Maine, and discuss what you can do to help support pollinators on your farm and in your region.

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How to Support Pollinators and Beneficial Insects in Central New Mexico – Los Lunas, NM

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September 26th, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
NMSU Agricultural Science Center
Los Lunas, NM

Join Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas for this interactive workshop that will guide participants through the observation, identification, and ecology of pollinators and beneficial insects. Emily May will be joined by Miranda Kersten, Sr. Program Specialist with NMSU ASC, and Amanda Skidmore, Urban/Small Farm IPM Extension Specialist with NMSU ASC, to discuss management practices that support pollinators and beneficial insects in home gardens and on farms. The workshop will include a field tour of wildflower mixes being tested at the Agricultural Science Center for attracting and supporting pollinators.

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