Bees, butterflies are workshop focus


A workshop to learn about native pollinators such as bees and butterflies and ways that you can attract them to your yard or garden will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. The workshop will be led by Ecology Program Director Russ Hopping of The Trustees of Reservations and will take place at the Dartmouth Grange, 1133 Fisher Road.

For unknown reasons, many native pollinators have been disappearing but there are many things people can do to help bring them. These range from from building bee houses and planting flowers to adopting organic gardening and lawn care techniques.

The Trustees are also looking for volunteers to help with a bee survey on several local properties. Come explore the world of native pollinators and their critical importance to our lives. The program is free for Trustees members, $5 for nonmembers.



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