Learn to attract pollinators to your yard with online event

Photo by Jessica Foley.

The Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington are hosting a free online event for area residents interested in ecological restoration and preserving local habitats.

“Some plants are especially beneficial to insects and to birds. They are attractive and contribute to ecological restoration, which contributes to species well-being,” said Mary Alice Snetsinger of the Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

Two presenters will share practical advice at the virtual event, happening at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021.

Dr. Vicki Wojcik, the Director of Research and Programs at the Canadian branch of Pollinator Partnership, a not-for-profit dedicated to the conservation and research of pollinators and their ecosystems, will talk about planting for nature. Master Gardener Joyce Hostyn will suggest ways to transform your garden into a “mini-forest”. Ms. Hostyn is the co-creator of Little Forests Kingston, and will share information on how to “rewild” your yard.

After these presentations, participants who chose to submit photos ahead of the event will be invited to share their efforts to support pollinators. Submissions will close at noon on the day of the event.

“It’ll be a lot of fun to see people’s photographs and hear about their gardening successes and failures,” notes Snetsinger. For further details on submitting photos, visit the event page.

Participants in the video call will be entered in a draw to win a $50 gift certificate donated by Burt’s Greenhouses. “We’re grateful to have Burt’s Greenhouse, a local plant nursery dedicated to ecological gardening, as the sponsor for this event,” Snetsinger said.

Register for Learn how to attract nature to your yard with native plants online through Eventbrite, and visit the Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Facebook page or visit them on Instagram.

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