Burls, K.J. and H. Kratsch 2020, Native Plant Gardens for Native Pollinators: Workshop and Plant Giveaway, University of Nevada, Reno, Event Calendar

Using native plants to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects

A University of Nevada Extension Workshop led by
Kevin Burls, Integrated Pest Management Educator

Pollinators like native bees are crucial for helping produce the fruits and vegetables we grow and eat in Nevada. But it’s not just bees and butterflies-  wasps and flies also visit native flowers, and they provide another important service as pest control of many farm and garden insect pests. This workshop will cover local pollinator diversity and ecology, review common native plants and how to garden for pollinators, and end with a short hands-on demonstration planting native pollinator seedlings at the Lost City Museum. 

At the end, you’ll be given free native pollinator seedlings adapted for your area!

The workshop is limited to 25 people by reservation: email kburls@unr.edu to reserve your spot!

Cost of admission to Lost City Museum ($5 for adults, free for 17 and under) required to attend the workshop

Date & Time: Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Lost City Museum
721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd.
Overton, NV 89040

NOTE: Masks are required. This event will be outdoors and physical distancing measures will be enforced.

Kevin Burls received his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2014 and has been the Integrated Pest Management Educator for the University of Nevada Extension since 2015. His specialties include local pollinator ecology and conservation and using native insects for controlling insect pests.

This talk is funded through the USDA.


Photo credits (L-R): Kevin Burls, Steve Scholl, Steve Scholl

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