Backyard Entomology with Pam Gilpin: Who’s Who in Your Garden’s Ecosystem
Saturday, March 9
10 – 11 am
Instructor: Pam Gilpin
Insects play an essential role as pollinators, predators, and recyclers of decomposing animal and plant material, and they are vitally important as a source of food for birds, mammals, and other insects. Given the right habitat, you can help sustain the all-important ecosystem in your garden and have the insects working for you.
Tea and scones will be served after the discussion.
Members $15, Non-Members $20
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About the Instructor:
Pam Gilpin has compiled an informative photo essay to accompany a discussion of insects that can be seen in our gardens. Her relationship with entomologists throughout the country, book learning and work as an estate gardener over the past 28 years have given her a unique education in the science of entomology. She’s a RI Certified Horticulturalist, has served as a member of the Newport Tree and Open Space Commission, has been on the board of the Newport Tree Conservancy, and is currently a member of the Living Collection Committee for the Newport Tree Conservancy. She was the 2013 recipient of the Julie Morris Horticultural Award at Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum.
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