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Saluda Library Speaker Series: Native Pollinators and the Habitats They Require

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Date: February 13, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Polk County Public Libraries, Saluda Branch

Speaker: Brannen Basham and Jill Jacobs, owners of Spriggly’s Beescaping

Explore the beneficial creatures in your backyard through an exploration of the habitat needed to help pollinators survive and thrive. Take a deep dive into the life cycles of native bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, birds, and more. Learn how to care for your space throughout the year to support the widest diversity of creatures.

Brannen Basham and Jill Jacobs are owners of Spriggly’s Beescaping, a nature education and habitat restoration business with a special focus on native plants and native pollinators. On the habitat restoration side of their business, they offer in-person and online consultations for wildlife-focused sustainable landscaping, along with full-scale 2D and 3D design services.

On the nature education side, they offer a variety of educational courses, both in-person and online, including a 16+ hour on-demand video series called Gardening for the Planet. This series covers everything from attracting pollinators, to integrative pest management, to tackling drainage issues. In addition, they create nature-based interpretive exhibits and informational signage for museums, zoos, nature centers, and more. They have published two books, A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us: Notes on Nature, and Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee, with more on the way. In addition, Brannen serves as the resident nature writer for the Sylva Herald in Sylva, NC.

The Saluda Library Speaker Series programs are made possible thanks to our partnership with the Polk County Public Libraries Systems and a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


February 13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Polk County Library, Saluda Branch
44 W Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773 United States
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