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CANCELLED – The Annual Lewis W. Barton Arboretum Lecture: Building Pollinator Populations at Home
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
11:00 am–12:00 noon: Lecture12:00 noon–1:30 pm: Light lunch, Arboretum tours, and Al Fresco ShopMedford Campus Theater. No fee. Registration deadline: March 20.The lecture and luncheon are gifts from the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve in honor of Lewis W. Barton. Because our yards and gardens are essential parts of the ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, we must keep them in working order. An essential component of productive ecosystems is a diverse and abundant community of pollinators.Much has been written about honey bees but we have ignored the thousands of species of moth and butterfly pollinators in our landscapes as well as our native bee species. Tallamy will discuss the important ecological roles of these species, and discuss the plants required to support their populations in our landscapes.Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. He is also the co-author with Rick Darke of The Living Landscape, and his new book, Nature’s Best Hope, was published in February.Take advantage of the opportunity to do some spring shopping in our Al Fresco Shop. You will find spring plants, garden accessories, and small gifts to enjoy this season. Sponsored by the Medford Leas Gift Shop in support of the Arboretum Fund.
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