Plight of the Pollinator: How to Support Pollinating Insects with Celia Vuocolo

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Pollinators and other native insects need a diverse array of native plants to survive and thrive. Learn who’s who in Virginia’s bee community, the basics of providing pollinator habitat, and how to broadly support some of Virginia’s smallest residents by making your yard seem like a national park for insects!

Celia has worked for the Piedmont Environmental Council since 2014 and manages PEC’s Sustainable Habitat Program and is also the co-chair for the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign. She works with landowners interested in managing their property for wildlife habitat, provides outreach and education on wildlife conservation and also manages PEC’s conservation lands.  Celia is passionate about native pollinators and is an MSc. candidate in the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program at George Mason University, where she is researching the occurrence of a parasite in bumble bees.

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Have you heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for you, your community and Virginia’s wildlife, but you are not sure where to start?

The Plant Virginia Natives campaign, of which the Virginia Native Plant Society is a partner, is pleased to be collaborating with other regional campaigns across the state to offer this series of 12 webinars – 6 this spring and 6 this fall for gardeners just learning that Virginia natives are the best choice!

The webinars will guide you through the why and how to turn your home garden into a beautiful retreat for your family and a native habitat for birds and other wildlife.

The series kicks-off on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm with an engaging presentation by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, renowned author of Nature’s Best Hope. Dr. Tallamy’s photography and message of hope is not to be missed!

Sign-up for all 12 webinars for just $10!

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The Plant Virginia Natives Landscaping with Natives webinar series is being coordinated and funded, in part, by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through grants from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The webinar is also being sponsored and hosted on Zoom by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Blue Ridge PRISM.

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