Washington Native Bee Society
March 23rd, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Julie O'Donald - Attracting Native Pollinators: Garden and Habitat Restoration
March 23rd, 2023 at 7:30pm on Zoom
Explore the world of native pollinators. Learn about these beneficial insects and how you can promote their survival with garden features and preferred flowers. Find out the benefits of attracting winged beauty to make your garden come to life.
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Western Bumble Bee (Bombus occidentalis) Image by Joe Dlugo
Julie O'Donald is a Backyard Wildlife Habitat Steward, garden naturalist and citizen scientist with over 30 years experience creating wildlife friendly gardens. She has focused on the use of native plants in the home landscape and the benefits that specific native plants offer to wildlife. Julie's habitat garden has been featured in Pacific Horticulture, The Butterfly Gardener, and Sunset magazine.
Bombus occidentalis, the Western bumble bee was found in Julie's garden in 2012 and 2013. Landscape features and native plants that support healthy pollinator populations, including the rare western bumble bee, will be discussed.