Presentation: Helpful Tools for the Birds and the Bees in 2023

Date and Time:
Monday, March 27, 2023
5:30 pm

Laurel Public Library
101 E 4th St.
Laurel, Delaware

Learn about native shrubs, trees, and flowers most likely to attract birds, bees, and other pollinators in a free presentation from the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River series.

A beltedkingfisher perches on a branch.

Delaware Master Naturalist Carol Stephens will discuss sources for native shrubs, trees, flowers, and seeds and how homeowners can gradually incorporate them into their yards. The presentation is part of a series produced by the DNREC Nonpoint Source Program, in partnership with the Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

Creating native plant gardens, with an emphasis on attracting pollinators, has many benefits. Flowering plants provide food and are essential for local water quality. They absorb nutrients, prevent erosion and purify water.

Plants rely on pollinators — insects and animals moving pollen from one plant to another — to produce fruit, vegetables and nuts. Insect pollinators are declining because of pesticide use and loss of habitat and host plants. Native plant gardens can help. They provide greater opportunities for nectar and reproduction.

A limited amount of free Milkweed Seeds will be available.

For more information, please contact Phil Miller, by email or at 302-739-9921.

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