UConn Announces Native Plants and Pollinators Conference


The University of Connecticut (UConn) will offer its next full-day pollinators conference on October 19. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Presentations throughout the day include Lifestyles of Pollinators, which focused on the ecology and behavior of insect pollinators and their conservation. In Native Perennials for Bees, Butterflies and Birds, there will be a discussion of herbaceous perennials to support pollinators, including top-performing cultivars and examples from design/build projects. Landscape uses of shrubs will be covered in Selecting Native Shrubs for Season-long Pollinator Support. A research report will be discussed on the first data collection season of a UConn study to evaluate pollinator support of several native shrub species and their cultivars. In Native Trees for Pollinators, trees with ornamental characteristics that also function to support pollinators through flowers and foliage will be highlighted. Pesticide Recertification will be the last order of the day.

Registration fee includes parking, morning refreshments and lunch. Students register for $25 with a valid school ID. Early registration for all others is $50 until September 8. The regular price is $60 per person.

For more information and to register, call 860-486-3336 or visit Location: UConn Student Union Ballroom, Room 330, 2100 Hillside Rd., Storrs.


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