The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust plans to host Anna Fialkoff, program manager at the Wild Seeds Project, for a talk on gardening for habitat and pollinators.
The virtual conference will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 and will detail garden management practices that best support local wildlife. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the conference.
In gardens, plant choices determine which creatures visit, stay, or pass. When and how to clean leaves or cut plants affects the life cycles of salamanders, bees, birds, moths and butterflies, according to a press release from the Bath-based trust.
Participants can learn how to create year-round garden habitat while balancing workload and garden aesthetics.
Registration is free and mandatory to receive the Zoom link of the presentation.
The Wild Seed Project encourages the use of native plants in all landscapes to protect wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, and mitigate the effects of climate change. A non-profit organization, Wild Seed Project sells seeds of wild-type native plants, educates the public, and promotes rewilding efforts in Northeastern landscapes.
Fialkoff works to advance the organization’s educational programming, deepen relationships with partner organizations, and catalyze a movement to re-wild Maine.
For more information and to register, visit kennebecestuary.org or call 207-442-8400.