Pollinators are amazing creatures and essential to our ecosystem. The plants they pollinate give us food to eat, air to breathe, medicines to use, and clothes to wear. Pollinators around the world are in decline. What can you do to help the pollinators? All of us can help in some way – from the small backyard gardener to landowners with hundreds of acres to professional businesses.
The Williams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be hosting a Pollinator Workshop on Thursday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m. in the Williams SWCD meeting room at 1120 West High Street in Bryan. Dean Houchen, Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Soil Conservationist, will be our guest speaker. Dean has worked in seven states as a biologist and will share some of his vast knowledge with you including: grassland habitat, pollinators, planting guidelines, helpful native wildflowers and how these things can be implemented to increase pollinator habitat by the casual gardener or the 1,000-acre agricultural producer.
Find out what the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI) is doing to help the monarchs with a milkweed pod collection now through October 30th. For more information call 419-636-9395 Ext 3.
Come join us and learn how and what you can do to make a difference!!