NOTICE - MARCH 9 MEETING POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS. IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED ONE WEEK LATER - MARCH 16. 6pm social, 6:30 program starts. Updated link at the end of this post.
March 8 and March 16, 6pm - Zoom
Who’s ready for spring? We ALL are, right? LWV ABC has a two-part program planned for March. On Monday, March 8, we’ll look at pollinator gardens as an alternative for those bits of lawn that get maintained but not used. LWV ABC’s Linda Rodgers and Gretchen Sabel will share their successes at developing native plant gardens, and Laurie Schneider from the Pollinator Friendly Alliance will join us for discussion. We will light your interest in pollinators and talk about ideas for using bits of land for native plants. No matter where you live, you can build pollinator habitat in a space near you.
On Tuesday, March 16, we will have Emily Johnson from the Anoka Conservation District with information on grants and programs to help build pollinator habitat. Pollinator habitat is part of the work that ACD does, and will be discussed in context of the new Comprehensive Plan that ACD has just completed. ACD’s work is much broader than pollinators, and has promise to green our county.
Here's the Zoom link. We will begin with social/connecting time at 6 and programs starting at 6:30.
ACD Comprehensive Plan and Grants for Pollinator HabitatTime: Mar 16, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: https://qctv-org.zoom.us/j/87495357136?pwd=c3dPamVWWWRqTGlOOEg3STdSSTFjdz09
Phone Connection: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 874 9535 7136
The program will be recorded and available for later viewing, too. See you on the Zoom! Go back to the LWV ABC website here.
Here's a list of useful links that Laurie Schneider shared on March 8:
Links for League of Women Voters – March, 2021 Talk on Backyard Habitat
HOW TO GUIDES ON HABITAT AND GARDENING
Pollinator Friendly Alliance: pollinator lawn, plant lists. .
Plant suppliers and habitat services
Videos and Webinars
Lawns to legumes habitat guide & cost share program
University of Minnesota: biodiverse backyard, gardens, biocontrols,
plant lists, videos . . .
Xerces Society: pollinator conservation and habitat resources
How to install a pollinator lawn
PLANT, TREE, SHRUB AND GRASSES LISTS
Heather Holm, biologist/author, pollinator-plant guides:
Xerces plant list:
Audubon plant database by zip code:
Wild Ones St. Croix Savanna Resources:
Plant, trees and shrubs for pollinators lists:
Minnesota wildflowers database by LCCMR:
Missouri Botanical Garden
Native grasses list and book
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