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Native Bees in the Garden
February 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
This is a courtesy post. It is not a SCARCE program.
Wild native bees, including everyone’s favorite, bumblebees, are very important pollinators. And, like honeybees, they are also in trouble. This presentation talks about the different species that visit and live in our gardens, their lifecycles, and how to create good habitat for them.
Adrian Fisher, Sustainability Coordinator for Triton College & co-founder of the Triton College Greening the Campus Committee.
Adrian has volunteered with Cook County Forest Preserves for fifteen years. In the past Adrian has served as a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and was the native plant buyer for an independent nursery center. Active with West Cook Wild Ones, she maintains the prairie garden and rain gardens at Triton and a pollinator reserve in her backyard. She writes for Resilience.org. Her articles and essays can be read at www.EcologicalGardening.net.
About the DuPage Organic Garden Club
Since 1971, this club has been teaching members about building soil quality and taking care of garden pests naturally. A well-run ecological garden attracts birds and beneficial insects that help keep pests to a minimum and pollinate the plants. The programs are hosted by the DuPage Organic Garden Club and the Carol Stream Public Library.