Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is at the San Jose Public Library
Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers, an exhibit that portrays the relationship between insects and the flowers they pollinate, is on the 5th floor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library through September 16, 2017.
Thank you for joining us in person and live on instagram with Patrick Pizzo Thursday, August 24, 2017 :
A note from our speaker: "I encourage anyone getting into CA Native Plant Gardening to become a member of the Yahoo Group, gardeningwithnatives. It is a blog that features discussions about CNP gardening in general and prior posts (one can search prior discussions), it would be most helpful to newbies." Pppizzo
Thank you for joining us in person and live on instagram with Master Gardener Cynthia Butler on Saturday, July 29, 2017:
Check out Cynthia's work I/P at: Martial Cottle County Park
5283 Snell Ave. San Jose, CA 95136
UCCE Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays
9am - Noon / Parking $6.00
Habitat Garden and CA Natives Garden
Wednesdays, 9am - Noon
She also recommends the UC Berkeley Bee Lab
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