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June is national pollinators month

Gardening expert, TV/radio host, and author Melinda Myers invites library patrons of all ages throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to grow smart in June—National Pollinators Month—with educational programming and DIY projects Myers created with the help of American Transmission Co. to raise awareness of the plight of pollinators and how we can all do our part to help them.

More than 80% of the world’s flowering plants need pollinators—insects and animals that transfer pollen from one plant to another. This pollen transfer leads to plants being able to produce fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Pollinator populations are decreasing, partly due to loss of habitat. This program encourages gardeners of all ages to learn about ways to help pollinators right in their own backyards to aid in their survival. 

Adults can register for three live webinars hosted by Melinda Myers to learn more about how to invite and support pollinators into their gardens and landscaping practices.

Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 PM: Creating a Pollinator Paradise

Wednesday, June 15 at 7 PM: Supporting Native Bees

Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 PM: Maintaining Your Landscape with Pollinators in Mind

In addition, the webinars will be recorded and available on ATC’s YouTube channel for viewing shortly after the live webinars. Library patrons can also download the Grow Smart Pollinator Guide, which provides suggestions for native, pollinator-friendly plants to grow at home.

Also, check out the Children's Programs page for information geared toward youth!