Talk to tell how to create a pollinator-friendly garden Jan. 20

Jan 11, 2018
Jean Vose

Waldoboro — Jean Vose, Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers host beekeeper and master gardener, presents a slide talk Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road.

The topic of the presentation is "Pollinators and the Gardens that Feed Them." The slideshow program will describe the basics needed to create a pollinator-friendly garden, as well as the food sources that attract and nourish them.

Vose will give an overview of Maine pollinators, discussing their activity and role in garden pollination. Maine pollinators include bees, both honey, bumble and native as well as hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bats and flies. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden, providing an eco-friendly landscape for garden creatures and the value of native plants.

Handouts will be provided, including plant lists of the nectar and pollen sources in Midcoast Maine. Other information will be available about pollinators, eco-friendly practices, invasive plants and gardens.

This program is free and open to the public. Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be served. For more information, call Jean Vose at 563-7564 or visit online at for details and directions.


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