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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Wild Edibles of Lexington’s Waysides

May 22 | 6:00 - 8:00pm   | In Person

Host: Citizens for Lexington Conservation

Presenter: Russ Cohen, Forager and Author, "Wild Plants I Have Known and Eaten"

Region: Metrowest

Cost: FREE

CLC is delighted to have Russ Cohen return for another walk to teach us about wild edible plants! Lexington is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including plants considered to be weedy or invasive. Some are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts.

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.

A Practical Guide to Native Pollination System Conservation

June 4 | 7:00 - 8:30pm   | In Person

Host: Public Art and Culture Committee’s Edible Watertown Project

Presenter: Dr. Robert Gegear, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at UMass Dartmouth

Region: Greater Boston

Cost: FREE

Join Dr. Robert Gegear to learn how ecological data collected by his research lab and Beecology Citizen Science Project are being used to gain insight into the causes of species loss from bee and butterfly pollination systems native to New England. Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown.

Pollination Ecology and Principles of Pollinator Landscape Design

June 17 | 6:30 - 7:30pm   | Online

Host: Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Presenter: Kim Eierman, Founder, EcoBeneficial LLC

Cost: $25 for MHS members, $33 for non-members

Learn the principles of pollination, the varied types of pollinators and their pollination syndromes, and the best practices for creating landscapes that attract and support a diversity and abundance of pollinators with native plants of New England.