A Garden for At-Risk Native Pollinators Presentation on Jan. 24

January 19, 2023

Submitted by Rotary Club of Bedford

75 percent of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. That’s one out of every three bites of food you eat. 

Pollinators that can’t find the right quantity or type of food (nectar and pollen from specific plants within the pollinators’ flight range) don’t survive. Right now, there simply aren’t enough pollinator-friendly plantings to support pollinators.

 Bedford Rotarian and artist Linda Cargiuolo’s rendition of what she imagines the Pollinator Garden will look like when the project is completed. Courtesy Image/ Bedford Rotary

Join the Native Pollination Task Force (NPTF) and the Rotary Club of Bedford for a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Bedford Free Public Library. 

The mission of the Native Pollinator Task Force (NPTF) is to conserve native pollination systems by providing specific habitat requirements and reducing threats for at-risk pollinators in the 36 communities of the Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA).

Learn all about at-risk pollinators, get practical advice and resources from local experts on how to invite beneficial pollinators to the garden by planting the right plants. The Rotary Club of Bedford will share information about their work in creating a garden for at-risk pollinators, right here in Bedford. (Read about the pollinator garden in an article in The Bedford Citizen on Aug. 18, 2022.)

This will be a hybrid meeting – you can attend in person or via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to registered guests the day before the meeting. Please note on the registration form if you will be attending in person.

To register, visit https://bedfordmarotary.org/event/a-garden-for-at-risk-native-pollinators.

A group of Rotarians prepping the ground where the garden was last October in an area behind Veteran’s Memorial Park. Courtesy Image/ Bedford Rotary
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