Join us for Earth Day Evening with a Program by Julie O'Donald
Explore the world of native bees. Learn about the landscape practices they depend on and their preferred native plants. This program will show the steps needed to convert lawn into habitat while adding vibrant color and visual interest to your garden.
Master Gardener and Community Habitat Steward, Julie O’Donald, will share photos featuring native bees and the flowers that attract them. She will describe how to create a garden where pollinators thrive and will explain ways to incorporate flowering shrubs and wildflowers into the landscape. Landscape features that promote healthy pollinator populations and provide nest sites will also be discussed.
Julie’s personal certified wildlife habitat garden contains over 200 species of native plants and has been successfully attracting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and beneficial insects for more than 25 years. It has been featured in Pacific Horticulture, The Butterfly Gardener, Bird Watching Magazine and Sunset publications. In 2012 and 2013, the rare Western bumble bee was found in Julie's pollinator garden.
Active in community educational outreach, Julie volunteers for the Washington Native Plant Society, the Washington Butterfly Association, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, the National Wildlife Federation and the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation.