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Program focusing on pollinators scheduled for Oct. 12

By Staff | Sep 30, 2016

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for October will feature a presentation entitled “Pollinators: The Simple Truth, We Can’t Live Without Them.”

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 12 at the at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville. Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Larry Stritch, a recently retired U.S. Forest Service Botanist.

He will provide an overview of the process of pollination and the role of pollinators, discuss the current status of different pollinators, and provide an introduction to developing pollinator gardens.

Stritch is an expert in native plant identification, propagation, and gardening with native plants.

He is also an expert in pollination ecology and recently served as staff to President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force where he helped author a National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators and Pollinator Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Lands.

In addition, he has served on the Federal Interagency Monarch High Level Working Group.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The Audubon events will be held in the main meeting room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information go to www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomac audubon.org or 703-303-1026.