Native, non-stinging mason bees can be your yard's most effective pollinators. Get ready for spring by joining us to learn all about mason bees!
Did you know that mason bees pollinate 95% of the flowers they land on? This spring, you can join Land Trust Board Member, and our resident mason bee expert, Janet Gifford as she shares her expertise on these extremely effective native pollinators and how you can host your very own population right in your backyard.
We’ll hear about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a partnership between Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon, from Land Trust Conservation Director Dan Roix. We’ll learn how this unique program is creating a network of native habitat in urban areas across Oregon and Washington. Whether you’re currently enrolled in the Backyard Habitat Program or simply looking for ways to promote healthy plant growth in your own yard, this workshop will cover everything from mason bee lifestyle to care and cleaning of mason bee homes – just in time to host mason bees this spring!