Speaker Series: Fabulous Flies, Beneficial Beetles, and Wonderful Wasps – Appreciating Pollinator Diversity
March 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center, Walnut Creek Preserve
Speaker: Entomologist, Gretchen V. Pettis
“Save the Bees!” is a common conservation refrain. But, what about the rest of the numerous, diverse, and tireless pollinators who are not as well known? In this presentation, Dr. Gretchen Pettis will give you a new appreciation for the native pollinators that grace our gardens and enrich our environment. Learn how creating a layered, diverse landscape can offer habitat and food to pollinators and a beautiful retreat for you. Ecological enrichment of urban and suburban gardens is being recognized as a powerful approach to conservation and is a proven way to encourage flower-visiting aerial insects that can delight and amaze us.