Saturday, November 12, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Conserving our Native Pollinators


Most gardeners understand the important relationship between plants and pollinators, but did you know that native pollinator populations are declining globally? Learn about the science behind this worrisome trend and discover ways to encourage these important members of the healthy ecological system. Join Joan Edwards, professor of biology at Williams College, on Saturday, November 12, from 10:30 – noon, for a talk about her work with native pollinators and be inspired to turn your gardens into a safe haven for these embattled creatures. Joan Edwards is a professor of biology at Williams College where her research focuses on the evolution of plant-animal interactions. She specializes in how plant behaviors enhance reproductive success.  Image below is of a cuckoo wasp.  The program takes place at Berkshire Botanical Garden in West Stockbridge, and is free to those signed up for The Future Meets the Past – Sustainable Gardening Practices with Scott Lafleur later that day, or, if you wish to attend this lecture only, $18 for BBG members, $22 for non-members. You may sign up at www.berkshirebotanical.org, or by emailing info@berkshirebotanical.org.