Outdoor Radio: A Pollinator Paradise At The Birds Of Vermont Museum

Jul 21, 2016

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:

A Crane Fly visits a black raspberry blossom at the Birds Of Vermont Museum.
Credit Kent McFarland / Vermont Center For Ecostudies

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.