Many of our flowering native plants have co-evolved over millennia with a diversity of native pollinators that perform an essential role in maintaining and furthering species diversity. Our region contains a wealth of native flora and habitats, including the mass floral displays of spring ephemerals and summer and fall blooming species. Many pollinators, in turn, have specialized life cycles that coincide with these blooming periods. Join Alonso Abugattas, a naturalist with Arlington County, Virginia and founding member of the Washington Area Butterfly Club, for a presentation on our many native pollinators, including bees, wasps, butterflies, and other species. Plant-pollinator interactions, pollinator habitats, and attracting and protecting pollinators will also be discussed.
There will be a Fall Conference planning meeting 1 hour or so before the monthly meeting. Volunteers are welcome!
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
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