attracting pollinators to the yard

Merryspring webinar with Hildy Ellis: Planning a Pollinator Garden

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Gardener Hildy Ellis will lead a talk on how to plan a pollinator garden during an online webinar hosted by Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, May 11, at 12 p.m.

Pollinators are in peril, as are many of the “little things that run the world” (E.O. Wilson), according to Merryspring, in a news release. Yet not all is lost. Home gardeners can make a difference with the right plants in their yards and the right tending methods. In this presentation, Hildy Ellis will help gardeners choose the right plants to attract pollinators and speak about the right landscape practices for maintaining them.

Ellis, recently retired from her position as Program Manager at Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, is a long-time gardener, horticulturist, educator, and amateur botanist. She received a BS in Plant & Soil Science from the University of Maine, where she also conducted graduate research on invasive ornamental shrubs (Euonymus alatus). She is passionate about the role individual gardeners can play in sustaining global plant and animal biodiversity.

This program is part of Merryspring’s Online Spring Talk series.

All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing to attend.

Those who have not received their requested email by 11 a.m. on the morning of the program should email

Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.

Merryspring is your 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, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom webinar