CAMDEN — Entomologist Gary Fish teaches how to attract and protect beneficial organisms in the home garden at Merryspring Nature Center, Tuesday, March 26, at 12 pm.
Beneficial organisms are all around us, we only need to understand and recognize them to take advantage of their assistance, according to Merryspring, in a news release.
In this presentation, Gary Fish will show how to grow gardens that attract beneficial organisms (parasites, predators and pollinators) and how to protect them so they can provide the highest level of ecosystem services.
A photographer and lifelong lover of insects and plants, Fish has been a Maine State horticulturist for more than two years. He served as manager of Pesticide Programs for the Board Pesticide control for more than 28 years, and has served as a licensed professional forester since 1985.
This lecture is part of the Winter Talk series, sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial.
Admission to Tuesday Talks is $5, with free admission granted for Merryspring members.
Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round.
The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.
For more information on this program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-236-2239.