Habitat loss is causing populations of critical native pollinators to decline. But anyone with a yard can help to reverse this trend by turning outdoor spaces into havens for these important insects.
Join W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Ph.D. candidates Sean Griffin and Meredith Zettlemoyer from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary to learn about which plants can make a landscape more attractive to native pollinators. Griffin and Zettlemoyer will share some of their current research on native flowers and the insects that love them. The Plants for Pollinators workshop will include a presentation and tour through the Sanctuary’s display gardens.
The cost of attendance is $25 for Sanctuary members and $35 for non-members, and includes educational materials and a native plant to take home. The workshop is limited to 30 participants; register by Wednesday, June 19.
The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is located at 12685 East C Ave., one mile north of M-89 and just west of 40th Street. To learn more, visit birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (269) 671-2510.