Event: Program Series Features Pollinators

Program Series Features Pollinators

Join us on Thursday November 16 for our monthly program series, “We Are Sauk Prairie.”

Ruth Culver Community Library (540 Water Street), 6:30pm.   Free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.

The program is: Pollinators in southern Wisconsin’s agricultural landscapes: Opportunities for conservation

by Dr. Claudio Gratton, Professor, UW-Madison Department of Entomology

Insect pollinators are vital to both natural and agricultural systems.  Dr. Gratton leads a prestigious entomology lab on the UW campus that explores a diversity of topics, including how the harvest of grasslands affects beneficial insects (like pollinators) and the response of native bees to local farm management.  Dr. Gratton will discuss the advantages of preserving natural or semi-natural habitats within agricultural landscapes and the benefits of protecting biodiversity to those agricultural systems.

The “We Are Sauk Prairie” series is generously supported by Alliant Energy Foundation.