A one-day workshop at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering this month will explore the importance of pollinating insects to the world’s food supply and ecosystems.
The Panhandle Pollinators Workshop will be Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to the first 25 registrants. A lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is Friday, June 13.
While many know of bees as obvious pollinators, the workshop will discuss a variety of other pollinating species such as wasps, ants, bats and butterflies that are incredibly important to the world’s food supply. Without pollinators, 75 percent of the world’s plant species would not be able to produce fruit or seeds, scientists estimate.
The workshop is open to anyone, but is expected to be especially helpful for those who can turn the information into action – such as educators, landowners, resource professionals and scout leaders.
To register, contact Todd Filipi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-632-2195, extension 1140.