Master Gardener Program

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  • March 06, 2021
  • 11:00 AM
  • Online Webinar

Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants

Sponsored by American Horticultural Society and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia


Join Heather Holm, biologist, pollinator conservationist, and AHS award-winning author.  In addition to assisting with native bee research projects, she informs and educates audiences nationwide, through her writing and many presentations, about the fascinating world of native pollinators and beneficial insects, and the native plant communities that support them.  Most insects have a positive impact in our landscapes.

Native plants can be selected to attract specific bees and beneficial insects including predatory and parasitic wasps, beetles, flies, true bugs, and lacewings.  Learn about the predator-prey relationships of these flower-visiting beneficial insects and how they help keep problem insect populations in balance.  The life cycles, diversity, and nesting habitat of native bees will also be covered along with examples of native plants for different site conditions.

The program will not be recorded. Registration fee is $10.

                                      Register today!

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