Diversity is Resilience: Designing Landscapes and Corridors to Support Wild Pollinators

Bumble bee foraging on a New England Aster.

Workshop

Instructor: Evan Abramson, Principal, Landscape Interactions

  • October 20 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

CEUs: APLD; NOFA-AOLCP (pending)

Fee: Member $32/ Non-member $42/ Workshop Sponsor $100

Gardeners, landowners and landscape designers have a vital role to play in strengthening, expanding and enhancing regional biodiversity, ecological health and climate resilience. In public parks, conservation properties, farms, front lawns and backyard gardens, functionally diverse native pollinator habitat can serve as a building block for linking intact natural areas across a fragmented landscape. But what to plant, where to focus on first, when to seed or mow and how to measure the results? Evan Abramson will present a series of case studies from project sites across the region, all created specifically to support at-risk species. An interactive Q&A with audience members will follow.

Evan Abramson, M.Sc., works closely with project partners from non-profit, private and public sectors, on efforts ranging from regional corridors to site-specific designs. In 2020, Landscape Interactions was responsible for designing over 100 acres of habitat installed in the northeast, specifically targeting at-risk bee and butterfly species for each project location. He also authored the Lincoln and Great Barrington Pollinator Action Plans.