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Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants

Event Type: Lecture_Author Visit
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/19/2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 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.

Presented by Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants.

Co-sponsored by Prairie Smoke, Friends of Indian Heights, and the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.

Location: Auditorium - 1st Floor
Contact Number: 507.328.2313