Bees, butterflies, and beyond A pollinator garden is full of surprises. Surprising pollinators. Surprising plants. And surprising ways to make your garden more pollinator friendly. In this picture-packed presentation, meet the pollinator good guys (including those who sometimes misbehave), and ... » Learn More about Gardening for Pollinators
Robin Haglund: Is That a Weed or What?
Weeds—every garden has them; every gardener wants to get rid of them. Join garden coach & award-winning garden designer Robin Haglund of Padilla Bay & learn about what makes a plant a "weed". Learn to ID many common weeds, get tips to manage, celebrate, and even use them in your kitchen or ... » Learn More about Robin Haglund: Is That a Weed or What?
Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
Native bees and predatory wasps share the same lineage and also share many behaviors and habitat requirements. Predatory wasps feed their offspring invertebrates (insects and spiders) and bees diverged from this carnivorous diet to feed their offspring plant-based food (pollen and nectar). ... » Learn More about Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
The Bombus Among Us – Bumble Bee Basics
Bumble bees (Bombus) are by far our most charismatic and recognizable native bees. In order to help our bumble bees thrive, we must understand their life cycle and nutritional needs. Heather will illustrate the bumble bee life cycle through the growing season; the importance of selecting the right ... » Learn More about The Bombus Among Us – Bumble Bee Basics
Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects to your Fruit and Vegetable Garden
Learn about the importance of insect pollination and the bees responsible for pollinating the fruits and vegetables we grow in both home and commercial landscapes. Heather will discuss in detail the genera of bees responsible for the majority of the pollination and the additional forage (flowering ... » Learn More about Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects to your Fruit and Vegetable Garden