Calendar of Events

Nick Dorian

Evenings with Experts

The Secret Lives of Native Bees

Dr. Nick Dorian, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Chicago Botanic Garden

When:

  • March 6 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Webinar)

Fee: Free and open to all.

You’ve probably heard “Save The Bees!” but do you know which bees need saving? Over 4000 species of bees inhabit North America, and most don’t live in hives or make honey. Nick Dorian will introduce us to the varied lifestyles and habitat needs of wild bees, as well as the intricate relationships they have with native flowering plants.

Bittersweet berries

Workshop

Identifying Invasive Plants

Meredith Gallogly, Grow Native Massachusetts

When:

  • March 13 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Meeting)

Fee: Free (registration required)

Hosted by the Brookline Public Library.

Join us to learn the characteristics of common invasive plants and the best ways to distinguish them from native look-alikes. We will also discuss the history behind the term “invasive,” and why these plant species are particularly harmful to our ecosystems.

Andrea Berry

Evenings with Experts

Planting for Climate Resilience

Andrea Berry, Executive Director, Wild Seed Project

When:

  • April 3 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Fee: Free and open to all.

Native plantings that are created and maintained with ecologically attuned landscaping practices can mitigate the impacts of climate change in many ways—capturing storm water runoff, shading cities, and even storing carbon. Join Andrea Berry to learn actions you can take to make your yard more biodiverse and resilient in the face climate change.

Oak seedling (Quercus spp.)

Ecology Actions

Rewilding Veasey Park in Groveland

Hosted by: Veasey Memorial Park

When:

  • April 26 | 10:30am - 5:30pm

Where: 201 Washington St, Groveland, MA 01834

Can you lend a hand?

As part of an ongoing re-wilding project, Veasey Park in Groveland is creating a Miyawaki mini-forest in an area previously overrun by invasive plants. They plan to install thousands of native trees this spring. Join us to help plant baby trees on Friday, April 26!

Nancy Lawson

Evenings with Experts

Gardening Among Hungry Mammals

Nancy Lawson, Author, The Humane Gardener

When:

  • May 8 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Webinar)

Fee: Free and open to all.

Voracious deer and rabbits and the ineffectiveness of conventional deterrence methods leave many gardeners at their wits end. Join Nancy Lawson to learn a combination of strategies—mixtures of preferred and unpalatable species, planting along well-used pathways, and gentle exclusion techniques—to help you trade resistance for peaceful coexistence.