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Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Yard
The so-called insect apocalypse has tracked a 45% decline in insect populations since 1974. The decline of pollinators and loss of biodiversity threatens life here in Connecticut and across the planet. A large number of species have disappeared, caused not by meteorites or ice ages but by human activity.
Learn how to help reverse the trend and attract birds, bees and beneficial insects to your yard and garden. Share the word with your friends and neighbors and the wider world beyond.
Beatrice Birdseye, professor of entomology at Wildlife University in Anytown U.S.A. will speak on “Restorative Justice for Beneficial Insects” on Thursday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Easton Wildlife Refuge, 24 Peachtree Lane, Easton Conn.
Birdseye has written 657 research publications and taught related courses for 22 years. Admission to the April 21 talk is free to Bee Society members. A guest contribution of $10 is requested and appreciated. To reserve a seat, email RSVP@BeeSociety.org.
The Bee Society is a local non-profit conservation organization, founded in 2002, to preserve pollinators and biodiversity. For more information visit BeeSocietyBeeSociety.org.