The Importance of Caring for and Feeding Native Pollinators

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Autumn Grove Park
1365 Lydia Avenue West, Roseville

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Big River Big Woods Chapter Meeting

Presented by Dave Crawford

Dave will share photos and videos of pollinators to illustrate a sample of the diversity of this group, and the specific needs which must be provided for in order to maintain pollinator-friendly habitat.  He’ll illustrate a proposed “palette” of native plants which can help provide for pollinators’ nutrition throughout the growing season, based on what has worked in his own native plant gardens.

Dave Crawford is a retired Minnesota State Park Naturalist who has worked and volunteered at parks up and down the St. Croix Valley for over 40 years. After retiring, he developed a growing interest in the many hundreds of species of pollinating insects that are native to Minnesota. He documents his pollinator finds in parks and in his home’s native plant gardens through video and still photography. He’s presented talks on pollinators and native plant gardening to a variety of audiences across central Minnesota.

Note: See Dave’s handout for this presentation on the Native Plants page.

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