The Land Trust is thrilled to be teaming up with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, The Nature Conservancy of Idaho and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (U.S. Forest Service) to bring a four part series focusing on pollinators.

The series kicks off June 5th with “Enhancing and Attracting Pollinators to your Landscape.” At the Sawtooth Botanical Garden from 3 to 5:30pm, featuring presenters Elisha Mueller from the Environmental Resource Center and Kelley Weston from Native Landscapes.

On June 23rd, the Land Trust will be leading a couple “Pollinator Walks” through the Draper Preserve in Hailey. The walks will take place from 12 to 1pm and 6:30 to 8 pm. Dr. Paula Kleinjes-Neff of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire will lead the walks and explain the critical interactions between bugs, birds and blossoms.

On June 24 and 25th, there will be two programs on “Getting to Know Your Pollinators.” Friday: Technical identification session for agency, professional and dedicated individuals to learn about and then identify pollinators in the field.
Saturday: Introductory course on the importance, habitat and identification of local pollinators and then a field session to find them!
Presenter: Dr. Paula Kleintjes

On July 6 and 7th there will be two programs on “Farming & Gardening for Beneficials.” Wednesday: Learn about insects that attack pests, pollinate plants and build the health of your garden or farm. The Wednesday program with be at The Nature Conservancy in Hailey

Thursday: Field Tour of farms and large landscapes. Thursday’s participants will meet at the Atkinsons Valley Market parking lot in Bellevue at 9:30 am and drive out into the field (Belleview triangle).

Presenter: Gwendolyn Ellen, Oregon State University  and on

To sign up for any of the free events, please check here.

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