Meet our next speaker, Pamm Cooper. Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 Pamm will present “Pollinators and the Plants That Support Them”.
Pamm is shown here taking amazing shots of TAC’s Praying Mantids hatching after a Master Gardener’s Hot Topics Class.
Pollinators and The Plants That Support Them
Wednesday April 27th, 2016
Pollinators in the wild and in the home landscape. Native and non- native pollinators and native and non- native plants they can be found on. The importance of nectar and pollen sources in the spring, summer and fall, and interactions with other plants and animals including bats, bees, beetles and flies. Specific plants and their relationship to pollinators (e.g. bumblebees and blueberry).
Pamm is shown here introducing caterpillars to an eager audience at the Native Plants For Sun Demonstration Garden at Hebron Harvest Fair in September.
Pamm Cooper works at the UConn Home and Garden Education Center office and was an assistant superintendent at a golf course for over 20 years. She also teaches the entomology and turf portions of the Connecticut Master Gardener Program. She worked for Dr. David Wagner (evolutionary biologist at UConn who specializes in Lepidoptera), collecting and raising caterpillars for a bio-survey of the Tankerhoosen DEEP property and the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon, Ct. She has also documented flora and fauna in various areas of Connecticut since 1995.
Her interests include native plants and insects in the natural and garden environments, birding, nature photography, woodworking and art, especially pen and ink drawing.
Hardy Plant Society Members are free…. Guests are asked for a $5 donation. We love to share our knowledge of horticulture with all it’s trials and tribulations… join us as we interact with our speakers and members before, during & after the presentation. Our meetings are very interactive & we enjoy each others company in a small group setting. Socializing and goodies will begin at 7:00PM with the speaker scheduled for 7:30 PM. Members whose last names begin with initials N-Z are asked to bring goodies this month. Our dedicated hostess, Kathy, prepares coffee & hot water for tea to enjoy with the repast our members share each month.