What’s New

Nectar Trail Series

Growing Water-wise and Native Plants for Pollinators in the Okanagan
Eva Antonijevic, Okanagan Xeriscape Association

Saturday, March 4th, 10am- 12pm
Okanagan Regional Library Mission Branch, 4105 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC
Register at https://growingwaterwiseplants.eventbrite.ca

Studies show that pollinators are under increasing stress.  We all can help in pollinator conservation and increase natural diversity and ecological resilience by improving our habitat for native pollinators.  This presentation will illustrate the basic principles of how to create a diverse, drought-tolerant and pesticide-free habitat with plants that bloom from spring to fall to provide nectar and pollen throughout the season for all beneficial insects.

Eva Antonijevic will be hosting this workshop as the first of our Kelowna Nectar Trail workshop series. She is a registered professional biologist and the Program Director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. Eva’s reverence for the Okanagan’s magnificent landscapes is her inspiration. She encourages the use of hardy native plants in our gardens to emulate our natural ecosystem. Eva understands the importance of pollinators having kept honeybees in her backyard and she has also been providing nest blocks for mason bees for many years. Recently Eva successfully reared and tagged wild Monarch butterflies as a part of a Washington State University program to research and track Okanagan Monarchs migration south.

See the Border Free Bees website as well:  http://borderfreebees.com/

 

The Kelowna Nectar Trail is funded by Telus’s Go Wild Community Grant program as well as Border Free Bees and the Public Art Pollinator Pasture research projects at UBC.  The Kelowna Nectar Trail Sessions are supported by the Okanagan Regional Library, the Okanagan Xeriscape Association and Summerhill Winery.

Contact Border Free Bees at ecoartokanagan@gmail.com to register for becoming a part of the  Nectar Trail by planting a garden or letting us adopt your garden!
For more information contact Nancy Holmes at nancy.holmes@ubc.ca.

4 thoughts on “What’s New

  1. This is a most refreshing approach to a difficult issue. Please remain and fortify your organization. Connect with similar movements which are emerging albeit with less of an inclusive artistic bent and flourish!
    Bravo.

  2. BeeWorkers!
    The Pollinating lectures and workshops over these last months have been enriching and wonderfully educational! I am excited about the upcoming exhibit & participating in the pollinator research with the Insight database!
    Kelly
    Citizen-Bee-Scientist

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