Cochise County Edition! Top 20 Native Plants for Pollinators
This virtual Zoom presentation is intended for anyone who is working on a pollinator conservation / habitat / garden project, or thinking about starting one! We will explore native plants of Cochise County in natural and landscape settings, and discuss conservation of native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. Carianne's "Top 20" native pollinator plants for Cochise County is a balanced list that includes grasses, trees, and everything in-between, specially curated with input from local nurseries to ensure availability. We will talk about how to use bloom calendars to ensure your landscape provides year-round resources for pollinators and other wildlife. This presentation will be held online, but will be as interactive as possible, with plenty of time for questions and answers!
This presentation is customized for people who live in Sierra Vista, Benson, St. David, Willcox, Douglas, Bisbee, and surrounding areas. Workshop participants will receive:
Native wildflower seeds in the mail in time for fall sowing
A bloom calendar to assist in landscape planning
A digital copy of presentation slides for note-taking
About the Instructor:
Carianne Campbell is a well-known advocate for native plant conservation and restoration, and has conducted projects large and small throughout the region. She designs, implements, and monitors science-based restoration projects in both urban and wildland settings, and specializes in developing applied vegetation ecology methodologies to support site-specific restoration prescriptions. Her most recent work explores restoration approaches and methods that maximize resources for pollinators, particularly through the thoughtful use of diverse native plant palettes. She is an Advanced SmartScape Instructor with the UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension, and has served on the Board of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Southwest Chapter, as the President of the Tucson Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society, and as the WIldlife Habitat Representative on the City of Tucson's Landscape Advisory Committee. She has worked in the government, business, and non-profit sectors over the past 20 years, and recently has started her own consulting firm, Strategic Habitat Enhancements, LLC.