Pollinators--bees, butterflies, and other insects--provide an essential service for the environment supporting over 85% of the world's flowering plants and more than two-thirds of the world's crop species. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are keystone species in most land-based ecosystems. Conservation of pollinating insects is critically important to preserving both wider biodiversity and healthy agricultural systems. Join us for this event led by the Xerces Society to learn how to identify native bees and other beneficial insects, as well as how to design your property to attract these good guys and minimize your impact on them.
Sponsored by the Snohomish Conservation District with funding from the Rose Foundation and the Washington Department of Ecology.