Our World, Your Choice Webinar Series – Managing Your Yard for Pollinators in Fall & Winter: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Join us for the first in our continuing webinar series Our World, Your Choice which will feature a talk by Aaron Anderson of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation on how to manage your yard to support overwintering pollinators—native bees, butterflies, moths—and other insects like lightening bugs that hunker down and stay put when it gets cold. Aaron will discuss overwintering bee biology and some simple steps you can take to make your yard safe habitat for beneficial insects. Aaron works with the public and the Xerces staff to reduce pesticide use in residential landscapes, including promoting alternative pest control measures and pollinator-friendly gardening practices. Prior to joining Xerces in 2022, he researched pollinator conservation in urban landscapes, restored habitat for several endangered butterfly species, and worked in insect biocontrol. In 2021 he was an AAAS Mass Media Fellow at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he reported science and business stories. Aaron has a PhD from Oregon State University and lives in Oregon. This series is co-sponsored by Norwalk Library, Rowayton Library, Norwalk River Watershed Association, Norwalk Land Trust, Norwalk Garden Club, Rowayton Gardeners, and the Norwalk Pollinator Pathway and is supported by a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Service with funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. EPA.