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Wed, Apr 21st 7pm Program: Gardening For Pollinators in the Pacific Northwest by Brenda Cunningham & Bob Gillespie

posted Mar 29, 2021, 3:09 PM by Roxie Rochat   [ updated Apr 23, 2021, 9:39 PM by Camano Wildlife Habitat ]
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Learn about the native plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden at a Zoom presentation Wednesday, April 21, at 7 pm. Bob Gillespie, retired entomology professor, will discuss the amazing diversity of pollinators found in the Northwest and why we should support them. Brenda Cunningham, manager of the Washington Native Plant Society’s display garden in Mount Vernon, will introduce some of the best plants for hosting these pollinators in our gardens.

Brenda Cunningham is a biologist and artist. She has worked for the National Park Service and the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. She retired as Stewardship Director for the Skagit Land Trust. She now manages the Washington Native Plant Society’s display garden in Mount Vernon and is a Master Gardener. She is a member of Skagit Audubon Society and past chair of the Salal Chapter of Washington Native Plant Society.

Bob Gillespie is a retired entomology professor from Wenatchee Valley College and is passionate about pollinators. When he was not teaching, he was studying native bees associated with native plants with his students.  During his retirement he plans to continue his study of native bees and help people determine the native bees associated with their pollinator habitat.

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. For information about the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.orgcall 360-387-2236, or email