I'm pleased to announce that I'll be hosting a pollinator-focused garden tour and citizen science workshop in my garden for Pollinator Week, in association with NYC Wildflower Week.
Event DetailsDate: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Location: 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, and install the app on your smart phone. 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.
What can you see?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:
My garden is registered with several programs dedicated to creating and preserving habitat:
- National Wildlife Federation: Backyard Wildlife Habitat # 141173, May 2011
- Xerces Society: Pollinator Habitat, June 2012
- North American Butterfly Association: Butterfly and Monarch Garden and Habitat, July 2017
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