Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) Countryside Stewardship program hosts the third installment of its Twilight Tour series. The tours demonstrate environmental improvement projects that can be done on rural properties. Previous events taught landowners about invasive plant management and stream restoration. The upcoming tour will focus on pollinators of native plants.
The third tour takes place on Wednesday, August 13 at Whole Village eco-village in Caledon from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The session will be guided by Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants. Attendees will tour pollinator gardens on-site and learn how to attract, observe and identify beneficial insects that native plants need.
“Native plants and insects are the foundation of a diverse, sustainable ecosystem,” says Heather Holm in Pollinators of Native Plants. “[Landowners can learn to] foster pollinator populations by planting a diversity of native flowering plants and protecting pollinator nesting and foraging habitat.”
Plant pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps and beetles. “Many pollinators, particularly bees, are in decline due to human activity and habitat loss,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship at CVC. “Native plants provide habitat and food for these important species, improving the overall health of the environment.”
This event will demonstrate how rural landowners can create gardens that improve natural areas and benefit a variety of pollinator insects.
The event will run rain or shine and requires minimal walking. Please dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair. Preference is given to landowners within the Credit River watershed. Others welcome as space allows. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by August 10th.
Copies of Pollinators of Native Plants will be on sale at the event.
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the CreditRiver. We have been working for 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the CreditRiver watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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