Gardener Sharon Turner leads a presentation on native plant gardening on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at noon.

Birds, bees, and other beneficial insect species are disappearing. Many are in danger of extinction, and many have become extinct. Pesticide use, habitat loss, and over-use of non-native plant varieties are all contributing to this situation. Turner will discuss native plants suitable for this area and how to incorporate them into the landscape and garden.

Turner is a certified Master Gardener, consultant, educator, and designer based in Washington. She specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings, as well as native perennials, shrubs, and trees. She will be teaching adult education gardening courses in Camden and Waldoboro this fall.

This lecture is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First National Bank. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact or call 236-2239.