A Safe Haven for Pollinators: Creating a Backyard Oasis
Tuesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pollinators are in trouble. You can help. Create and improve habitat in your yard for birds, bees and butterflies. This talk will provide information and resources for both the beginner and experienced wildlife gardener alike. Even if don’t have a large area to work with, you can plant it and the pollinators will come.
Presenter: Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Jim was past president and is currently on the board of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust. A certified CT Master Gardener, Jim gives talks throughout the state on gardening for pollinators and growing native plants from seed and is dedicated to helping improve backyard biodiversity. Jim was featured in the Members Making a Difference section of the Summer 2016 issue of the American Horticultural Society’s American Gardener magazine. He was also featured in the Fall 2019-2020 issue of Connecticut Sea Grant’s Magazine “Wrack Lines” for the article “Let It Bee: Our Freedom Lawn Can Be Yours Too.” Jim also authors a weekly nature blog called Beyond Your Back Door.