Virtual Pollinator Field Day June 22

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Virtual Pollinator Field Day

Monday, June 22, 2020
3–5 p.m.

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Two-spotted bumble bee on native field thistle. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance invites you to kick off National Pollinator Week 2020 and join us for our third annual Pollinator Field Day on June 22 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.! Due to current coronavirus circumstances, this event will be 100% VIRTUAL, so you can enjoy the program from the comfort of your home! This event will feature presentations to teach you about native bees, habitat for pollinators, pesticide stewardship, and much more.

Audience: Farmers; Beekeepers; Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors and Staff; Extension Agents; Urban Planners; Landscapers and Landscape Architects; Master Gardeners; Nurserymen/Greenhouse Growers.

Learn about the following:

  • Habitat for farms, roadsides, or constructed pollinator meadows from seed.
  • Native bee identification, life cycle, and biology.
  • Pesticide application techniques to protect pollinators.

Bees, butterflies, moths, and other beneficial insects provide valuable ecosystems services through pollination. These same insects also pollinate the native plants in our rural and urban landscapes, helping to maintain our state’s lush green vegetation. Helping pollinators has never been more important.

Spend part of your day “in the field” with education, research, and field-based experts, including a virtual visit to the pollinator habitat at the Cunningham Research Station in Kinston, and see how you can make a positive impact on pollinators through your work.

For questions or more information, contact Kelly Snider, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, kelly.snider@ncagr.gov, 704-433-3053.

Registration for Pollinator Field Day is FREE. Register below. The sessions have been approved for two credits for pesticide applicators in classes B, D, G, H, I, L, N, O, and X.

Register for the Virtual Pollinator Field Day.

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Visit the North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance website and check out the NC Pollinator Conservation Alliance on Facebook and Twitter.