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Preparing for Next Spring: Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Where: 
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
Event Type: 
Workshop/Training
Audience: 
Adults
Educators
Seniors
Event Description: 

Dr. Ana Legrand, entomologist at the University of Connecticut, researches biological controls and plant-insect interactions. Her current work addresses biological control of white grubs and the use of flowers to attract insects in vegetable production.  Join her as she discusses the conservation of beneficial insects such as predators, parasitoids, and pollinators that are part of an important practice that protects our environment.  These insects provide tangible benefits to our environment.  This presentation will cover steps in beneficial insect conservation, which include identification and provision of food and shelter through habitat diversification.  Learn how to improve your garden and landscape in a new way.

Inclement Weather: 
Rain or Shine
Registration Fee: 
FREE
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Jasper Sha
(860) 455-9534

This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.

The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.