Washington Native Bee Society
September 28th, 2023 @ 7:30 PM
Michael O'Loughlin: Fall planting for pollinators
September 28th, 2023 at 7:30pm on Zoom
Are you planning on a installing a pollinator garden that supports our native bees? Fall is the best time to plant as it gives plants time to establish themselves, and some are fully settled by the following summer. Peak planting time in most of Washington is from late September through early October or so, with grasses going in earlier in September for extra rooting time. Spend an hour with Michael talking about pollinator garden planning and what native bees you might be able to attract.
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Michael O’Loughlin is the Environmental Sustainability Manager at Clark Public Utilities in Vancouver, WA. In his spare time, he can be found working on habitat enhancement projects and pollinator seed trials on his farm in McMinnville, OR. The farm is a flagship farm where he teaches other landowners how to be better land stewards. He is an instructor for the Oregon Bee Atlas and a member of the Washington Bee Atlas and serves on the Washington State Pollinator Health Task Force. He is also trains Master Gardener on host of subjects. And in 2021 he and his brother were awarded the NAPPC Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Award for the US.