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"Pollinator Corridors for Northampton’s Neighborhoods" is supported
by 
New England Grassroots Environmental Fund.  Anyone can attend these talks.

 

Get event reminders by adding your name at https://www.wmassbees.org/neighborhoods.  

Zoom Link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81867584511

OR by phone:  929 205 6099   |   Meeting ID: 818 6758 4511

The effect of light pollution on pollinators

James Lowenthal, Smith College astronomy professor, and member of International Dark Sky Association.  

If we are passionate about pollinators, we must be aware of how light pollution disturbs the life cycles of insects, other wildlife, and humans.  Dr. Lowenthal will provide insight about how and why we need to reduce light pollution to support pollination systems.

Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 PM

 

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Speaker: Owen Wormser, Abound Design

Owen Wormser, author of Lawns Into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape, will be the first speaker at this evening's session, which we are helping to promote for Climate Action Now-Western Mass.

 

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Meadows are beautiful, provide pollinator and wildlife habitats, and draw down and sequester far more carbon than manicured lawns.  In this presentation, Owen will discuss how to transform lawns -- which wreak havoc on natural ecosystems -- into meadows.  

Tuesday, September 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

- Plant selection and garden design (possibly...)

- [August] Practice in using the Beecology app, developed during for the research of Dr. Robert Gegear, UMASS Dept of Biology; 

- [Aug-mid Sept] Organizing neighbors and friends to work together 

- Northampton Pollinator Toolkit: Five Habitat Design Templates for Threatened Bees and Lepidoptera.   (Evan Abramson, Landscape Interactions)

(Dates TBD)

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