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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Education Opportunity - The Buzz About Native Pollinators

May 15, 2013
The Buzz About Native Pollinators
Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI

When discussing pollination, the non-native honey bee is often the first insect that comes to mind. However, out of the 500 different species of bees native to Wisconsin, many equal or surpass the honey bee's efficiency in pollinating crops and native plants. 

Hands down, bees are the most important pollinators, but there are others including butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, beetles and hummingbirds that play roles in food production for birds animals and people. Expert Dr. Hirsch will detail why homeowners and farmers need native pollinators, offer information on how to provide their preferred habitats and discuss the importance of their conservation in this class from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. $7 ($5 members). 

For more information or to register contact Kris Koch at (608) 752-3885 Ext. 17.

Note: Worth 2 CEUS.

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