OWLS HEAD — The Owls Head Garden Club will meet Wednesday, October 2, at 11 a.m., at the Community Building, 224 Ash Point Drive.
Jean Vose will present a program entitled “Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Yard.” Pollinators include bees of all kinds, wasps (both predatory and parasitic), birds, bats and butterflies as well as moths and other beneficial creatures found in gardens. She will discuss how to create an environment to attract pollinators. Eco-friendly yard tips are included as well as ways to support overwintering pollinators in the yard.
Vose is an experienced Master Gardener, certified horticulturist and backyard beekeeper living in Nobleboro where she has created gardens to attract pollinators as well as other beneficial creatures. Most of her gardens have been established for over 15 years. She has been a backyard beekeeper since 1986. She keeps and manages four honeybee hives in her backyard apiary for pollination and honey. Vose is a co-founder of the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers and was honored in 2014 as Beekeeper of the Year by the Maine State Beekeepers Association.
Vose is very interested in conservation and other nature activities. She has been a “birder” for many years and enjoys watching the birds in her back yard. In the winter she counts birds for Cornell’s Project Feeder Watch, an activity she has enjoyed for almost 25 years. Most of all, she enjoys watching the ospreys in the back field as they raise their young.
The program is open to the public. Owls Head Garden Club welcomes visitors and new members from the Midcoast area.