The Birds Of Vermont Museum in Huntington has created pollinator gardens to attract and support bees, butterflies, flies and other insects.
Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra, ecologists at the Vermont Center For Ecostudies, visited the museum to talk about pollinators and plants with Executive Director Erin Talmadge and Museum Educator Allison Gergely.
The museum selected native and ornamental flowers that are attractive to both pollinators and gardeners. In this edition of Outdoor Radio, McFarland and Zahendra talk about the wide variety of insects that benefit from these special gardens and how to create a pollinator paradise in your own garden.
To learn more about pollinators and how to attract them, we recommend these resources:
- Birds of Vermont Museum
- Xerces Society Pollinator Gardens
- Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
- Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden Using Native Plants from the US Forest Service
- The Pollinator Partnership
- Wild Pollinators and VT's Food System
- Vermont Butterfly Survey
- Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas
- Contribute your pollinator sightings to iNaturalist Vermont
Outdoor Radio is produced in collaboration with The Vermont Center For Ecostudies and is made possible in part by the Byrne Foundation. The program is recorded and produced by VPR chief audio engineer Chris Albertine.