DURHAM — Join UNH Extension for a research field day on Tues., July 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane in Durham. There is no charge to attend.

Dr. Cathy Neal, UNH Extension Professor and Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will share results from ten years of research on wildflower meadow establishment, helping you to successfully plan, prepare, plant and maintain a beautiful and functional wildflower meadow that blooms all season long. Xerces staff will help you identify native bees on the fly and identify their habitat needs.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, will address Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation: From the Big Picture to the Backyard and the Back 40. Mace will take us on a tour of the growing number of efforts by which citizens, farmers, gardeners, researchers, and others are banding together to turn around the declines in pollinators. Ultimately, this journey ends in your backyard or back forty, where he will discuss fun, effective and beautiful ways to enhance habitat and bring back the pollinators.

Experts in policy and conservation will provide updates on the NH Pollinator Plan, the 2019 Bee Bill, cost share programs and other efforts to conserve and protect pollinators at the local, state and national levels.

Come to learn; come to see and enjoy; come to discuss!

There is no charge but please register to help them plan for the number of attendees. You can call the UNH Cooperative Extension Office (Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at 603-862-3200.

 

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