Pollinator Safari: Urban Insect Gardening with Native Plants

Tri-State Events

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be hosting a garden tour and workshop in my garden for Pollinator Week, in association with NYC Wildflower Week.

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 1-4pm

Location: 247 Stratford Road, Brooklyn, NY (corner of Stratford Road and Matthews Place)

1-2pm: I’ll be focusing in using iNaturalist to observe and identify insects in the garden. Create a free account on iNaturalist - https://inaturalist.org - and install the app on your smart phone, and I’ll show you how to make observations in the garden with your phone!
2-4pm: We’ll explore the garden, see examples of how to garden for insects and pollinators, look at insect-plant associations happening in the garden, and, optionally, make observations with iNaturalist.

These times are a rough guide. You can drop by any time.The event is free. Please use the EventBrite link to RSVP.

My garden is a registered Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Pollinator Habitat, and Butterfly and Monarch Garden and Habitat. With roughly 200 NYC-native species of trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers, my garden hosts scores of native insects that use these plants throughout the year. I’ve been documenting these residents and visitors on iNaturalist. Here’s what I’ve seen in June over the years:

For more information or to register, click here.