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Lincoln Pollinator Action Plan Workshop with Evan Abramson - Shared screen
Nancy Soulette
36:59
A landscaper told me that spraying aromatic oils such as garlic and cedar oil to get rid of ticks and mosquitoes will not harm bees. Is this true?
Katy Walker
01:10:32
What are the risks posed by grazing deer to these experiments and to native plants in general as deer populations are exploding?
Wendy Cook
01:20:23
Our property is mostly shade. Very few areas get more than 6 hours sun a day. We would love to support pollinators. Is it possible? advice?
Elizabeth Messina
01:21:25
How do I get a copy of the list of pollinator plants you are recommending in your toolkit? Or where can I buy a tool kit? I live in Weston and would love to add some pollinators to my yard. I also manage a school garden in Newton where I may be able to add some plants.
belinda gingrich
01:22:43
Can you describe the bee nesting boxes a bit more?
Heather Ring
01:23:27
How do you recommend to best plant for areas where there are multiple honey bee colonies competing with native bees?
Sara Lupkas
01:23:40
We will be posting the link to our plants for purchase on the LLCT website soon!
Elizabeth Soares
01:24:50
Would you be able to recommend any early pollen sources for animal pollinators for landscapes other than pussy willow. Our landscape is upland and not suitable for pussy willows. I’ve heard some annuals can help fill in this gap for early spring pollen sources. Is that worthwhile to consider?
Tony Howland
01:25:46
What temperature will wild bees become active?
Susan Hall Mygatt
01:26:52
does LLCT provide any onsite advice as to whether planting for pollinators makes sense on a particular site
Katherine Howard
01:32:09
Where can we find these plants to purchase?
belinda gingrich
01:32:20
What about partridge pea as a cover crop?
Lori Hess
01:33:00
Can you talk a bit about best practices for fall and spring leaf clean up where it is not feasible to just leave the leaves in place?
jane
01:34:51
For plant sources go to https://www.svtweb.org/mca-pollinator-preservation-garden-toolkit and click on “Find Plants from Dr. Gegear’s List”. This information has been gathered by the Native Pollinator Task Force of the MetroWest Conservation Alliance
davidalden
01:35:58
I had lots of golden digger wasps in my yard last year, and I hear that they are “good,” is this true?
Greta Ljung
01:36:10
Can you comment on the value of Partridge Pea. Does it help the pollinators?
Isabel Bailey
01:36:42
can you put the link to the took kit in the chat?
Heather Ring
01:36:43
Is Glechoma hederacea (currently blooming in my yard) supportive for early native pollinators?
Wendy Cook
01:37:13
Is it OK to visit the Birches School and walk around in the garden?
Debra Daugherty
01:37:44
There's a lovely hillside of lupin in the Minuteman Park. Right before the Hanscom Drive underpass. Check it out. :-)
jane
01:39:09
Yes, please visit the Birches School site. Willows are just budding. Seek out Jane GC via the land trust and I would be happy to meet with you at the site to walk you through it.
Sara Lupkas
01:41:00
Toolkits: https://lincolnconservation.org/pollinators/toolkits/
Heather Ring
01:42:35
ground ivy
jane
01:42:39
Heather Holm is coming out with a new book on wasps. Check it out from the library!
Wendy Cook
01:43:08
Jane, thank you! We would love to meet up get a walk through We’ll be in touch!
Michelle Barnes
01:43:53
The great golden digger wasps are also solitary dwellers— not at all aggressive, in case you are worried!
jane
01:44:32
Terrific Wendy ;)
Elizabeth Soares
01:45:45
In the built environment, if you plant a garden that targets threatened species, “will they really come?”
Heather Ring
01:46:53
Prunella vulgaris is great, mine does not bloom here till late June.
Julia
01:48:13
My property is forest and forest edge — how can I make it hospitable to pollinators?
Freddie Gillespie
01:49:55
Southborough put in a Beecology Research Garden last year filled with Dr.Gegear's plants and had Bombus vagans and Bombus fervidus frequently visit when in the year before we hadn't seen any B. fervidus after 1 queen in early spring.
Lori Hess
01:49:56
Can these toolkits work in municipal locations like traffic islands?
Debra Daugherty
01:49:59
All the willow species on your plant list are "male". Do you recommend only planting male willows?
Michelle Barnes
01:52:25
Any concern about casualties from traffic?
Michelle Barnes
01:55:23
Are there other “shields” — man made?
Julia
01:55:25
How wide of a geographical range would these toolkits be useful for ?
Lori Hess
01:55:28
Thank you so much for an informative evening!
davidalden
01:55:37
Just a comment—thanks so much!
Debra Daugherty
01:56:17
There are enormous median strips in Hanscom Drive that only have grass on them. Full, full sun. Is there anyway those could be planted?
Michelle Barnes
01:57:47
Please disregard - I guess you wouldn’t want them anywhere close...
Elizabeth Soares
01:59:10
MANY THANKS LLCT!
Ted Kendziora USFWS
01:59:11
Good job
Michelle Barnes
01:59:15
Thank you Evan for a great plan and presentation!
Debra Daugherty
01:59:18
Thank you!
jane
01:59:20
Thank you, Evan! Thank you, Bryn! Thank you, Rob! Thank you, LLCT!