Ready to learn more about pollinators? If you took our Virtual Native Pollinators class, you learned about the local native bee pollinators and hummingbirds you might see in your backyard, and what kind of plants they prefer.
Male longhorned bees sleep in flowers at night. (Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Planting for Pollinators will focus on native and compatible non-native plants that thrive in our area, and which pollinators have been documented visiting these plants.
It can sometimes be hard to spot these pollinators, so our speaker will tell us what time of year to look for them, and which plants to use to attract them.
Our speaker has many years of experience planting native plants and observing the pollinators that visit. She will combine her observations with research on what insects to expect on specific plants.
Sweat bee. (Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Watch our YouTube Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naL3BM5aP-s&t=5s
About the speaker:
Ellen is a professional Horticulturist specializing in beautiful, heat tolerant, reduced-irrigation plantings that thrive in landscapes in the Central Valley of California. Most recently she has been exploring her passion for Pollinator Gardening and how it can contribute to biological diversity in urban and suburban California landscapes.
Recently retired from the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, she loves plant identification, the outdoors, wildflowers, travel and sharing her knowledge through education programs about horticulture and more sustainable landscapes. Also, she's always happy to speak Latin when discussing a plant!