Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is coming to the San Jose Public Library
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers, an exhibit that portrays the relationship between insects and the flowers they pollinate, will be on the 5th floor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library from July 18 through September 16, 2017.
Join us on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Master Gardener Cynthia Butler:
Learn how to create a Bee garden to provide habitat in your own yard for these important pollinators. This talk will introduce the most common types of Native bees observed in our area as well as the California Native and low water Mediterranean plants and herbs that attract them. Having a bee garden is rewarding, and it is great fun to watch your garden come alive as you watch them buzz from flower to flower collecting nectar and pollen.
Join us on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm with Patrick Pizzo:
Learn how to introduce CA native plants into their home gardens and to consider expanding this interest. Not only will CA native plants require less water and care; they will provide a habitat for birds and insects, some of which you will be attracted to your garden for the first time!
A member of the CNPS, Pat has expanded his planting and landscape interests and supports CA native plant projects in J. Fontana and T.J. Martin Parks in the Almaden Valley; and at local schools in south San Jose.
The traveling exhibition explores the diversity of native California pollinators and their flowers through a series of vivid photographs.
Take a closer look at California ecology through the lives of these pollinating species and the needs and obstacles of these important insects.
Featuring over 50 photographs of pollinators in wild and garden settings, primarily taken by Northern California plantsman and naturalist, John Whittlesey. These images vividly portray the intriguing lives of bees, butterflies, flies, and beetles.
The exhibit aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the incredible beauty and diversity of pollinators in California.
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy developed by Jennifer Jewell and John Whittlesey.
This exhibit was made possible through the support of the Friends of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Follow these links to learn more about wildflowers and native plants:
- California Native Plant Society of Santa Clara Valley
- Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
- San José Parks
- Santa Clara County Parks
- Pollinator Partnership
- SJSU Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium
Read more about it at the Library:
- Hartung, Tammi. 2014. The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Food in Harmony With Nature
- Bauer, Nancy. 2012. The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals
- Hunter, Dave. 2016. Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World One Backyard at a Time
- Xerces Society. 2011. Attracting Native Pollinators
- Buchmann, Stephen. 1996. The Forgotten Pollinators
- Grissel, Eric. 2010. Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
- Goldberger, Miriam. 2014 Taming Wildflowers: Bringing the Beauty and Splendor of Nature's Blooms Into Your Own Backyard
Explore the California Room
Check out these items in the California Room:
- Barbour, Michael. 2016 California's Botanical Landscapes: a Pictorial View of the State's Vegetation
- Minnich, Richard A. 2008 California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions
- CNPS Santa Clara Valley newsletter. The Blazing Star
- Clipping Files - California - WILDFLOWERS