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Spring is when the pollinators wake up and get back to work! Come learn about our amazing pollinator friends with entomologist Clara Aus. You’ll learn spring planting techniques, pollinator flower preferences, host plants and how to make an attractive spring garden. Take home a spring blooming native plant and a variety of native seeds, as well as handouts on gardening and pollinators. Complete with an excursion into the Garden to see the pollinators in action, this class is sure to be educational AND fun!

Fees: Member $45, Non-Member $54

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $45

Register Non-Member $54

Saturday, February 3, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Clara Aus

About the Instructor

Clara Aus is an avid bug collector and artist, having pinned hundreds of insect specimens for her personal collection as well as for Dr. Karen Kester’s VCU Bug Lab collection. A lifelong passion for insects led her to join the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden team in the M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit. In 2023, Clara became the Butterflies LIVE! Coordinator, and she currently works in the Children’s Garden as an Educator. She enjoys pollinator gardening, reading the latest Entomology research, and educating others about insects! Clara hopes to strengthen engagement with the community about how we can help native pollinators in Virginia and the surrounding states by planting native plants, being environmentally friendly, and raising awareness.