Kaitlyn O’Connor is the education and outreach specialist at Prairie Moon Nursery, a Minnesota business that provides over 700 species of North American native plants for gardening and restoration.

Attracting beneficial bees and butterflies to your garden


(5/26/2021)

Are you interested in attracting more pollinators to your garden? Mississippi Valley Conservancy will host Kaitlyn O’Connor in a free live webinar, “Gardening for Pollinators,” to share tips and techniques on how to create a garden that supports a variety of bees and butterflies. Participants will also learn more about what pollinators need to thrive, tips on plant selection, different ways to establish a new garden, and be inspired with lots of examples of pollinator gardens with native plants. A question and answer session will be hosted after the presentation.

Kaitlyn O’Connor is the education and outreach specialist at Prairie Moon Nursery, a Minnesota business that provides over 700 species of North American native plants for gardening and restoration. In her role she travels throughout the Midwest inspiring gardeners to be a part of the collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape. Ms. O’Connor also works for University of Wisconsin Extension in Jackson and Trempealeau Counties. She was born and raised in Southeastern Minnesota, graduated from Winona State University, and currently lives on a homestead in rural Winona. 

Advance registration is required for this free online event, with registration closing at the end of the day on Thursday, June 3, 2021. To register, visit www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org/events/gardening-pollinators.

A link to the Zoom presentation will be sent to all registrants the day before the online event. With questions contact Sarah Bratnober at sarah@mississippivalleyconservancy.org or call 608-784-3606 ext. 8.

Founded in 1997, Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a nationally accredited, member supported, regional land trust that has permanently protected more than 21,600 acres of scenic lands in southwestern Wisconsin by working with private landowners, businesses, and local communities on voluntary conservation projects. The focus of the Conservancy is to conserve the bluffs, forests, prairies, wetlands, streams and farms that enrich our communities, for the health and well-being of current and future generations. The Conservancy’s education events include outdoor and online experiences that feature climate-friendly activities in the Driftless Area. More information at www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org.

 

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