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If You Plant It, They Will Come!: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden | In-person class

September 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Pollinators play a crucial role in maintaining natural plant communities. From butterflies to bees, these beneficial insects help plants reproduce and make it possible for a wide diversity of plants to thrive.

Learn to attract pollinators to your own home garden in this interactive class. We will walk through the Garden to learn about pollinators and the plants that attract them, exploring the Purdy Butterfly House, the Native Plants Teaching Garden, and more. You will leave the class with a better understanding of what to plant and how to maintain your garden to welcome essential pollinators to your landscape!

Additional Information: This class will take place in-person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk through the Garden for the duration of the class. In case of inclement weather, the class will be conducted indoors.

Members: $35
Non-Members: $60 

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About the Instructor: 

Mike Shelton

Mike Shelton has over 32 years of experience working in environmental science in government, university, and private sectors. Currently, he serves as the Natural Areas Supervisor at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Prior to joining the team at the Garden, Mike served the people of Alabama for over 17 years as a Natural Resources Planner at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, a partnership between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. There, he participated in stewardship activities on nearly 10,000 acres of uplands, wetlands, and state-owned waterbottoms near Fairhope, Alabama. Mike earned a master’s degree in Biology at Emory University and an undergraduate degree in Biology at Hampden-Sydney College. He lives in Huntsville with his spouse, Wendy, enjoying outdoor activities, music, movies, and all the amenities of the city and of North Alabama.   

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447