Pollinators in spotlight at Natrona County Master Gardener conference
Who has the busiest job in Wyoming?
Gov. Matt Mead? Nope.
Craig Bohl, Cowboy football head coach? Not if you like to eat.
Bees and other pollinators, and their influence on plant productivity of yards, gardens and fields across Wyoming, are session topics at the Natrona Master Gardener spring conference in Casper.
“The Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Bugs, and More” is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
“The conference is open to all gardeners or those interested in learning more about the pollinators in Wyoming,” said Donna Hoffman, horticulturist in the Natrona County office of University of Wyoming Extension.
Pollinators of Wyoming and how they help a garden is discussed in the morning with nine presentations during three afternoon sessions.
Sessions 1, 1:1:50 p.m. – Welcome bats to your Wyoming garden; Living sustainably from your garden; Native plants for Wyoming gardens
Sessions 2, 2-2:50 p.m. – Welcome bats to your Wyoming garden; Bee nest/house construction and bee ID; If they plant it or build it will they come?
Sessions 3, 2:50-3:10 p.m. – If they plant it or build it will they come?; Beekeeping; Native plants for Wyoming gardens
Registration is $30 by March 31 and $45 after. Ticket information and registration information is at natrona.net/springbuzz.