Biodiversity Committee

A subcommittee of the Hanover Conservation Commission

2017 Pollinator Events

Our purpose is to promote awareness of native pollinators, their recent decline, and inspire actions to reverse the decline.

April Events:

Supporting Native Pollinators with Gardens and Meadows
Wednesday,  April 26, 6:30 pm
Montshire Museum    

Speakers:       Cathy Neal, UNH Extension, Specialist Landscape Horticulture
                        Amy Papineau, UNH, Field Specialist

Native bees are critical to the success of local agriculture and to maintenance of biodiversity in natural ecosystems. By providing pollen, nectar, and nesting habitat in the garden and in the surrounding landscape, you can help support this important natural resource. Amy Papineau and Cathy Neal, from UNH Cooperative Extension, will discuss the many types of bees that you may find in your landscape, the role of these insects in the environment, and how you can design your garden and landscape to provide pollinators with the resources they need. We’ll discuss how to select plants that will provide the best resources for bees, how to establish a wildflower meadow in your landscape, and how to create nesting habitat. Results of UNH research on creating wildflower meadows and bee plant preferences will be shared, as well.

This event is free and open to the public.

Photo Credits: 
Monarch: G. Douville. Bees: Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service,; Susan Ellis,

Link to More Pollinator Information