Wild Ones 2018 Pollinators In Crisis: An Intervention Using Native Landscaping Conference presented by the Lake to Prairie Chapter.
This year's conference brings together well known speakers who will share their up-to-date information on pollinators, native plants and the best practices for creating ecologically sound habitats.
8:15 AM- 8:45 AM - Registration, Exhibitor Tables, Raffle Signup
8:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote Speaker - Heather Holm
The Pollination of Native Plants
This presentation is a fascinating journey showcasing the development of different flower types and the presentation of floral resources to pollinators. Exploring the types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior and the floral features that attract pollinators, Heather will provide many specific examples of how native plants are pollinated and what pollinator is most effective and why.
10:15 AM - 10:40 - Morning Break, Refreshments, Exhibitor Tables and Raffle Signup
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM - Fayett Aurelia Nichols
Life Cycle Lore: Timing Is Everything
This presentation looks at a variety of life cycles that occur in our gardens throughout the season, and examines how we can protect our pollinators against such environmental pressures. The better our understanding of pollinator life cycles, the better will be our ability to support these animals.
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Break, Refreshments, Exhibitor Tables and Raffle Signup
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Andy Stahr
Habitat Makeover: Adding Wildlife Value to the Landscape
This presentation reviews the history of plant to wildlife relationships and introduces a tangible landscape wildlife value rating tool that can be used by participants to evaluate a landscape's current wildlife value rating tool that can be used by participants to evaluate a landscape's current wildlife value and plan for increasing said value through adaptive gardening.
1:00 PM - Raffle Winners Announced