5th Annual Pollinator Field Day September 24 in Kinston

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Join the North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance for our 5th Annual Pollinator Field Day on September 24th  – we will be *in-person* at the Cunningham Research Station in Kinston! There will be four stations featuring experts to teach you about North Carolina native habitat for pollinators, native bees, and pesticide stewardship. We will have light refreshments along with various displays that will feature honey bees, habitat enhancement, and more. We will also have free native plants to send home with participants at the end of the event! All are welcome to attend  – you won’t want to miss it!

Sponsors: NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, NC State Cooperative Extension, NC Farm Bureau Federation, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

This field day will provide 2 hours of Pesticide Credits for ‘A B G H I K L M N O T D and X’.

Cunningham Research Station
200 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501-1700


10:00 a.m. – Welcome

Station 1: Pollinator Scouting and Identification (Field)
Participants will walk through pollinator plantings with the intent of netting a variety of insects. You’ll learn to identify some of our common pollinators and have time for Q&A with our bee expert.

Presenter: Dr. Hannah Levenson, NCSU Department of Entomology &Plant Pathology

Station 2: Pollinator Habitat (Field)
Learn about the pollinator plantings at the Cunningham Research Station and how you can cultivate your own native, pollinator habitat plots from seed.

Presenters: John Isenhour and Deanna Noble, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Station 3: Protecting Pollinators when Using Pesticides (Building)
Plant issues often lead to a lot of questions. What is happening to my plants? Should I apply a pesticide? Is this pesticide damage I’m seeing? This presentation will cover everything from pest identification, developing a plan for pest management, diagnosing pesticide-related damage, and the basics of integrated pest management.

Presenter: Sydney Ross, NCDA&CS Pesticide Division

Station 4: Bee Biology, Life Cycle, and ID (Building)
Learn about the fascinating habits and life cycles of different types of native bees. Participants will also have the chance to see native bees and their unique characteristics through a microscope.

Presenter: Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, NCSU Department of Applied Ecology

11:15-11:45 a.m.  – Break (visit displays)

1:00 p.m.  – Adjourn / Pesticide Credits sign-up

2 hours of Pesticide Credits for ‘A B G H I K L M N O T D and X’

Plant giveaways, courtesy of Duke Gardens: Lobelia, Penstemon, Oenothera, Pycnanthemum

This event is FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Click here to register