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Grow Native Series
Plight of the Pollinator: How to Support Pollinating Insects - Celia Vuocolo

Learn about why and how to use native Virginia plants in your landscape

If you’ve heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for everyone, but are not sure why or how to do that, this series of webinars brings you up to speed on ways to turn your home garden into a native-friendly, sustainable and resilient habitat for birds and other wildlife. Start with the big picture, presented by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, the scientist who has made the case for enhancing the environment with natives, then follow up with a series of webinars that delves deeper into the “how”.

This virtual series is presented via Zoom.

$10 covers the entire series. Attend each program or pick and choose your topics. Another series will be offered this fall to help you continue your efforts and prepare for the winter.

The Plant Virginia Natives Landscaping with Natives webinar series is coordinated and funded, in part, by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through grants from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The webinar is also being sponsored and hosted by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Blue Ridge PRISM.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Details

Celia Vuocolo Grow Native Native insectsApril 6, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Plight of the Pollinator: How to Support Pollinating Insects

Celia Vuocolo, Habitat & Stewardship Specialist, Piedmont Environmental Council

Pollinators and other native insects need a diverse array of native plants to survive and thrive. Learn who’s who in Virginia’s bee community, the basics of providing pollinator habitat, and how to broadly support some of Virginia’s smallest residents by making your yard seem like a national park for insects!

Celia has worked for the Piedmont Environmental Council since 2014 and manages PEC’s Sustainable Habitat Program and is also the co-chair for the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign. She works with landowners interested in managing their property for wildlife habitat, provides outreach and education on wildlife conservation and also manages PEC’s conservation lands. Celia is passionate about native pollinators and is an MSc. candidate in the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program at George Mason University, where she is researching the occurrence of a parasite in bumble bees.



Grow Natives Series