Tour is rain or shine. Meeting place will be in Westbrook. Registrants will receive directions after payment.
You will learn how to use native plants for wildlife, examples of meadow site analysis and plant selection, examples of site preparation, how to work a meadow and plant lists/other references with registration.
Five sites include: Pollinator plantings a downtown parking lot and reclaimed brownfield, 2 residential meadows adjacent to a Long Island Sound estuary, 2 larger inland meadows: 1 upland and 1 wet meadow along forest edges.
Tour leaders will be Kathy Connolly: landscape designer and Dr Kim Stoner, entomologist at CAES
Advanced registration is $50. Register by July 23rd. Limited space. Bring lunch. Link for registration: www.ct.gov/caes/pollinators.
For more information: contact Tracy Zarrillo: at Tracy.Zarrillo@ct.gov.
This event is supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the CT Dept of Agriculture.