Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville

When: Wednesday, January 14, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM

Topic: Attracting Pollinators to Your Yard and Garden: How and Why

Cost: free

Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. for our regular monthly program.

Steve Carroll, Director of Public Programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia and Blandy Experimental Farm will present on how to attract pollinators to your garden and why it is important.

Pollinators provide crucial services in gardens, agriculture, and natural landscapes. Countless plants depend on pollinators to produce seeds and fruits, which are important food sources for birds, mammals, and other wildlife. They are also crucial for humans, as one in three bites of our food depends on pollinators. Despite this, many pollinators are in trouble from habitat loss and degradation, use of pesticides, disease, and other threats. In this illustrated talk, Steve will review important pollinators, consider current threats, and suggest things we can all do to support their populations.

Steve Carroll is the Director of Public Programs at the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm, near Winchester, VA. Before moving to the Arboretum, he taught ecology, botany, and evolutionary biology for 15 years at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri. He is a botanist, ecologist, and gardener who speaks and writes frequently about plants and gardening. Steve is the co-author of Ecology for Gardeners, published by Timber Press, and he has written for gardening and outdoor publications. 

Admission is free, no registration is needed and everyone is welcome to attend. 


Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430


From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back. The office will be on your left (the inpatient will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

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// 703-303-1026

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