Events

Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Kingston, RI

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Rhode Island East Farm
Kingston, RI

This full-day training will provide you with the latest science-based approaches to pest management strategies that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for insecticides. This strategy is based upon ongoing research that continues to demonstrate a link between the conservation of natural habitat and reduced pest problems on farms, orchards, and gardens.

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Bee-come a Bee Monitor – Maplewood, MN

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Maplewood Nature Center
Maplewood, MN

Join us for an exceptional Citizen Science Pollinator Training and Survey led by Sarah Foltz Jordan, Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Specialist, along with Great River Greening Ecologists and City of Maplewood Naturalists. This is a two-day event made up of a one-day pollinator training, followed by a one-day bee monitoring survey.

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Enhancing Diversity to Support Pollinators: Focus on Bees – Jamestown, NC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
Sedgefield Garden Club
Griffin Recreation Center
Jamestown, NC

Looking for ways to better support bees and other pollinators? Join Nancy Adamson, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, to learn how natural habitat and planting native plants benefits not only our most important agricultural pollinators, bees, but lots of other beneficial insects and other wildlife.

Free and open to the public, but please register by September 8th due to limited space via email or phone at 336-420-5926.

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Science Talk: Dragonfly Conservation – Clackamas, OR

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Gustav’s Clackamas
Clackamas, OR

Come learn about the amazing diversity of Oregon’s dragonflies and damselflies during an evening science talk with Celeste Searles Mazzacano, Aquatic Conservation Program Director of the Xerces Society. Celeste will unlock the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies, their role in area wetlands, and discuss some of their most fascinating behaviors, such as the large annual migrations made by several North American species. The talk is intended to provide attendees with an introduction to dragonfly and damselfly ecology, life history, and conservation with a focus on the species that inhabit Oregon’s rivers and wetlands.

This event is currently full. Click here for more information and to add your name to the wait list.


Creating Habitat for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Farm Tour – Middleton, ID

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Purple Sage Farms
Middleton, ID

Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society, will discuss her work with farmers establishing habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. She will give an overview of pollinators and beneficial insects, their habitat requirements, steps to assessing existing habitat, and organic methods of site preparation for establishing habitat. Tim and Mike Sommer of Purple Sage Farms are working with NCAP and The Xerces Society to incorporate additional pollinator and beneficial insect habitat on their 50-acre farm.

The tour will conclude with refreshments and a presentation on a new crop insurance program, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, which provides an opportunity for specialty crop and organic producers to secure risk coverage.

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ASAP’s Farm Tour – Black Mountain, NC

Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2015
Hop’n Blueberry Farm and other participating farms
Black Mountain, NC and locations throughout Western North Carolina

Join Van Burnette of Hop’n Blueberry Farm and Nancy Adamson of Xerces Society on ASAP’s annual Farm Tour. Along with blueberries and hops, Van also raises butterflies, tags monarchs, and teaches about pollinator conservation. Nancy will talk about the diverse native meadow and hedgerows installed with help from Xerces and the NRCS to expand Van’s pollinator and other wildlife habitat. Click here for more about Van’s farm.

Purchase Farm Tour Passes from ASAP.


Monarch Habitat on Farms: Demonstration Days – Litchfield, MN

Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Prairie Drifter Farm
Litchfield, MN

Join us for a hands-on demonstration and informational session about installing native plantings for monarchs and other pollinators in agricultural areas. After discussing the background and motivation for this work, we’ll get busy hand-broadcasting seeds into prepared areas at each site.

We’re offering a series of field days in various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Choose the date and location that works best for you!

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Monarch Habitat on Farms: Demonstration Days – Princeton, MN

Monday, October 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Uproot Farm
Princeton, MN

Join us for a hands-on demonstration and informational session about installing native plantings for monarchs and other pollinators in agricultural areas. After discussing the background and motivation for this work, we’ll get busy hand-broadcasting seeds into prepared areas at each site.

We’re offering a series of field days in various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Choose the date and location that works best for you!

Click here for more information and to register.


Monarch Habitat on Farms: Demonstration Days – Fountain City, WI

Friday, October 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Longdale Farm
Fountain City, WI

Join us for a hands-on demonstration and informational session about installing native plantings for monarchs and other pollinators in agricultural areas. After discussing the background and motivation for this work, we’ll get busy hand-broadcasting seeds into prepared areas at each site.

We’re offering a series of field days in various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Choose the date and location that works best for you!

Click here for more information and to register.


Monarch Habitat on Farms: Demonstration Days – Random Lake, WI

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Heidel Family Dairy Farm
Random Lake, WI

Join us for a hands-on demonstration and informational session about installing native plantings for monarchs and other pollinators in agricultural areas. After discussing the background and motivation for this work, we’ll get busy hand-broadcasting seeds into prepared areas at each site.

We’re offering a series of field days in various locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Choose the date and location that works best for you!

Click here for more information and to register.


Matching Appropriate Seed to Conservation Practices – Webinar

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Conservation of Natural Resources Webinars
Online

As efforts to enhance the diversity of habitat plantings expand, so does interest in obtaining additional species of locally common plants and local ecotype seeds. Join Nancy, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, and others for a discussion of various efforts NRCS and other organizations are involved in to increase the availability of locally appropriate plant seeds.

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Common Native Bees of North Carolina – Pittsboro, NC

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Chatham County Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Agricultural Building Auditorium
Pittsboro, NC

Join Nancy Adamson, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, to learn about the common native bees that nest under our feet and within tiny cavities wherever they can find them. Once you start to look for them, you’ll find them all around us, collecting nectar and pollen from our native perennials, shrubs, and trees, from common weeds, and ensuring an abundant harvest of our tastiest crops. This program will also highlight ways to support native bees and honey bees through habitat enhancement.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Moya Hallstein at (859) 492-1486.


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