Tahoe discussion: Garden planting for native bees, butterflies

Staff report

Next week, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host Ellen Zagory, director of public horticulture for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

“Enlightened gardeners realize that it is not enough for a garden to be beautiful. Gardens must also attract crucial pollinators and conserve water,” according to TERC. “Gone are the days of lush, green, thirsty lawns. We can replace turf with species that are well adapted to the local climate, save water, reduce runoff, and support wild creatures in the face of habitat loss and climate change.”

Those who attend the Thursday, April 7, presentation at Sierra Nevada College will learn how to support the local ecosystem and insect pollinators like native bees and butterflies, too.

The program begins at 6 p.m. at 291 Country Club Drive. Registration is required. A $5 suggested donation will be collected.

Visit or call 775-881-7566.

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