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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership Native Plant and Pollinator Virtual Workshop

April 27, 2021

Without the help of pollinators, our lives would be fruitless…literally! Join us April 27th, 2021 form 6pm to 7pm, for week one of our four week virtual workshop where you will learn how to be a champion for native plants and pollinators.

In week one, Amy Yarger of the Butterfly Pavilion, will give pointers on how to identify the many insects that pollinate flowering plants, their ecological interactions with plants, and how to create healthy pollinator habitat in your own backyard, including the perennials and shrubs you can plant now to attract them.

To register or learn more, please e-mail:

This workshop is hosted by the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership. We are partnering with Amy Yarger of the Butterfly Pavilion for week one. Amy Yarger has worked in the public horticulture field since 1996. She received a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine and then went on to study plant-animal interactions at the University of Michigan. Her master’s thesis concerned the effects of invasive weeds on pollinator-plant relationships. Her work at the Butterfly Pavilion, where she has worked since 2000, touches on many of her passions: plants, insects, habitat conservation and science education.

She currently leads the Urban Prairies Project, which restores habitat in urban and suburban green spaces in Westminster and Broomfield. Amy has also installed pollinator habitat gardens throughout the community at locations such as Sprout City Farms, Clear Creek Valley Park and Good Samaritan Hospital. Her articles have been published in Colorado Gardener, Aquilegia and the journal for the Association for Zoological Horticulture.


April 27, 2021
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