Whorled Milkweed (asclepias verticillata)

Understanding and Helping our Declining Native Pollinators

The plight of bees and other pollinators has been a hot topic over the last several years. Horticulturalist Ken Johnson will discuss some of their challenges, and how those challenges ultimately impact our own future! Learn about the inner lives of bees, as well as how to make your landscape both attractive and friendly to them.

Thursday, September 21, 2023
at 6:30pm CT

This event was recorded and is available on our YouTube channel!

About Our Presenter

Ken JohnsonKen Johnson is the Horticulture Educator at the University of Illinois, serving Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan, and Scott Counties. His educational efforts focus on fruit and vegetable production, pest management, and beneficial insects. Through his programming efforts, he aims to increase backyard food production and foster a greater appreciation of insects. He is one of the authors of the Illinois Extension Good Growing Blog, and one of the Good Growing Podcast hosts.

Sag Moraine Native Plant Community is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to advocate for and educate about native plants and their importance in healing our ecosystem. Sag Moraine is active throughout many communities providing education and creating awareness about native plants. For more information, please look through this website or visit us on social media.

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