Upcoming Partner Events

This community-driven calendar is your source for finding events related to biodiversity, native plants, pollinators, and all things ecological gardening and restoration. Our focus is events taking place in Massachusetts and nearby states, as well as online programs that are of interest to our regional audience. 

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Edible Native Plants

April 22 | 2:00 - 3:30pm   | Online

Host: Chatham Conservation Foundation

Presenter: Russ Cohen, Naturalist, edible native plant seed collector, propagator & planter

Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: Free

The fact that many of our native species are edible by people too provides an additional incentive for people to plant them in their yards that might otherwise be insufficiently induced to do so for the ecological rationale alone.

Gathering April Showers

April 23 | 7:00 - 8:00pm   | Online

Host: Mass Audubon

Presenter: Martha Gach, Education Manager and Conservation Coordinator, Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Cost: $15/Mass Audubon member; $20/non-member

This online program will celebrate the beauty of spring and help you find ways to capture rainfall to nurture plants and pollinators while improving water quality in local streams. Look at the impact of current and future spring precipitation patterns on local habitats and learn how to harness this valuable resource for the benefit of all.

Rethinking Gardening

April 24 | 7:00 - 8:00pm   | Online

Host: York Public Library

Presenter: Wild Seed Project

Region: Outside of MA

Cost: FREE

Our garden plant choices can determine which species can seek refuge in our gardens, how much species diversity we see in residential areas and help minimize impacts of climate change such as flooding and drought.

Tree Planting Party

April 25 | 4:00 - 6:00pm   | In Person

Host: Green Cambridge and Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

Region: Greater Boston

Cost: Free

Join us in planting 8-10 native trees at Grand Junction Park! In addition to tree planting there will be lots of music, food, and fun!

Native Plants and Birds in New England

April 25 | 6:30 - 8:00pm   | Online

Host: Native Plant Trust

Presenter: Evan Dalton, Director, Manomet Observatory

Cost: $26 for NPT members, $30 for non-members

Have you ever wondered how local birds are affected by the plants in your yard? Would you like to learn how to make your yard more attractive to birds?

Pollinator Paradise

April 27 | 1:00 - 2:30pm   | In Person

Host: Berkshire Botanical Garden

Presenter: Chris Ferrero, Master Gardener

Region: Western MA

Cost: $25 for BBG members, $40 for non-members

“Bee-friendly” backyards support lots of pollinators and beneficial insects, which make gardens more beautiful. Chris will discuss important pollinators and their needs and habits in a garden.

Native Plants for Ecological Landscaping

April 27 | 2:00 - 3:00pm   | In Person

Host: Arnold Arboretum

Presenter: Brendan Keegan, Horticulturalist

Region: Greater Boston

Cost: FREE

April is National Native Plant Month, and the Arnold Arboretum is teeming with native plants: redbuds, azaleas, oaks, maples, even herbaceous plants like cattails.

Weed for Wildlife

May 5 | 12:00 - 1:00pm   | In Person

Host: Wild Cohasset

Presenter: Wild Cohasset, Environmental action group, Wild Cohasset

Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: Free

Spend an hour helping hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies & bees by removing invasive weeds which harm native plants & all the wild creatures that rely upon them. We'll teach you what to do & assign you a spot in your choice of Norwell, Cohasset, Scituate or Hingham. Weed on your own schedule!

Protecting Pollinators

May 7 | 7:00 - 8:00pm   | Online

Host: Mass Audubon

Presenter: Tia Pinney, Education Coordinator and Senior Naturalist, Mass Audubon's Metro West Region

Cost: $15/Mass Audubon member; $20/non-member

More than 70% of plants depend on pollinators like hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to transfer pollen between flowers, yet many pollinator populations are in decline. Learn about the variety of pollinators in New England, why they are important, and what you can do to help them thrive in your landscape.

In the Life of Nocturnal Pollinators

May 23 | 1:00 - 2:00pm   | Online

Host: Xerces Society

Presenter: Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Cost: free

Learn about the pollinators that come out to work as others turn in for the evening. Moths, flies, beetles, and other dusk and night-time pollinators play important roles in pollinating wild and managed plants.

Culture and Climate Justice with Intersectional Environmentalist Diandra Esperza

May 30 | 5:00 - 6:30pm   | Online

Host: Wild Seed Project

Presenter: Diandra Esperza, Executive Director, Intersectional Environmentalist

Cost: Sliding scale, $5 - $25

Join Diandra Esparza, Executive Director at Intersectional Environmentalist, as she shares about the ways her heritage and art influence her climate justice activism - and how we can each harness our own cultural backgrounds to take action for people and the planet.

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Mosquito and Tick Control: How to Keep Your Family Safe Without Poisoning Your Yard

May 30 | 7:00 - 8:30pm   | Online

Host: Lexington Living Landscapes

Presenter: Aaron Andersen, Pesticide Program Specialist, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Cost: free

Mosquitos and ticks are a nuisance at best and health risk at worst. Spraying may seem like an easy way to deal with them, but it’s often ineffective. Insecticides are toxic to pollinators and other beneficial insects. Learn about the risks of mosquito spraying, and alternative methods of mosquito and tick control in residential landscapes.