Linn-Benton County Master Gardeners
Beevent Pollinator Conference
Linn County Fair and Expo Center
3700 Knox Butte Road East
Albany, OR 97322
Pollinators are essential to survival of plants in gardens, farms and nature. Learn how to host and nurture bees, butterflies and more with Linn County Master Gardener Association and OSU Extension. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
- Monarchs and Milkweed in the Pacific Northwest presented by David James, associate professor in the Department of Entomology, Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension at Washington State University.
- Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas, speaker Rich Hatfield, senior conservation biologist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The Bumble Bee Atlas is currently being compiled by citizens in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
- Desirable Plants for Bees by OSU's Gail Langellotto, who coordinates the statewide Master Gardener program. Gail will share research about specific plants and bees that are desirable in home gardens.
- Meet the Bees by Rich Little, insect specialist (retired Entomologist) and member of the Oregon Bee Project Advisory Committee. The Oregon berry bee, a tiny metallic green and blue pollinator, and other native bees will be introduced to us in by Rich.