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Monarchs Across Georgia "Pollinator Symposium"

Monarchs Across Georgia is hosting this Pollinator Symposium at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Participants will take part in four presenter sessions, nature walks around the grounds of the monastery, and a demonstration of monarch tagging and testing for the OE parasite. Exhibitors will be on site with information. The Monastery's Abbey Garden Center will have pollinator plants, including native milkweeds, for sale. Presenters include:


Native Bees, presented by Nancy Adamson:
Nancy Lee Adamson, Biologist, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center, Greensboro, NC.
Nancy's program will highlight nesting habits to help you in supporting the varied and diverse native pollinators.


Hummingbirds, presented by Kim Bailey:
Kim Bailey, Master Gardener, National Wildlife Habitat Stewart, Milkweed Meadows Farm, Hendersonville, NC.
Kim will present facts and feats of hummingbirds and how to attract them.


Gardening for Pollinators, by Karen Giovengo:

EcoScapes Program Manager, UGS Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Brunswick, GA
Karen will emphasize sustainable best management practices and tools that gardeners can implement to achieve these habitat requirements.

Read more on the presenters and their topics

Tentative Schedule


Butterfly walks will be led by:
-Phil Delestrez, Northern Resource Manager for Georgia State Parks
-Father Francis Michael Stiteler, Land Manager for the Monastery.
The nature walk will be led by
-Robby Astrove, Park Ranger at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve.


Registration fee: $75.00

Includes a one year membership to EEA and a box lunch with drink.
Meat, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Register now. Limited seating capacity.

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