Upcoming Pollinator Events

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Free Webinar for the Public

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 11am-3:30pm
WHERE: Virtual on Zoom
This free educational opportunity is hosted by the Pollinator Partnership and the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. The webinar will include many renowned speakers on a wide variety of pollinator related topics. See the registration link below for more details about speakers and topics. You must register by Friday, Oct 15!

Link to Register


Leave the Leaves & Soft Landings (Fall Clean-Up)

WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, doors open at 7pm, program begins 7:30pm

WHERE: E. L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI

This encore of the popular presentation given at the Rochester Hills Public Library is offered as part of the Wild Ones North Oakland Speaker Series.
Learn about the benefits of leaving the leaves for our moths, butterflies and other beneficial insects, the seed heads for the birds and stalks for the bees.  Soft landings will be presented by Stephanie Smith, Rochester Pollinators board member. She will discuss the diverse native plantings under keystone trees (or any other regionally appropriate native tree). These plantings provide critical shelter and habitat for one or more life cycle stages of moths, butterflies, and beneficial insects such as bumble bees, fireflies, lacewings, and beetles.

Contact Karen Bickle, Wild Ones Program Chair, at karinemail@aol.com for more information.

In addition to plants, soft landings also include leaf litter, duff, and plant debris. (learn more here)



MSU Conservation Stewards: Native Plant Sowing Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Proud Lake Recreation Area

Attendees will first learn about harvesting, processing, storing, and then sowing native plant seeds!  Then, we'll get our hands dirty and plant some seeds in trays that you can take home (or donate to a local land conservancy if you'd like).  Bring gloves and dress for outdoor weather as we'll be outside and socially distanced.  Kids are welcome and we'll have a separate station for making 'seed bombs' which can be tossed into hard to reach places :)   Thanks to North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, and Michiganense Natives for their support of this FREE event ! 

Register Here  For more details email Adam Huttenstine with the email link on the registration page.