A Little Habitat Goes a Long Way

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Instructor: Denise Knapp, PhD

Location: Blaksley Library

Member: Habitat @ $20.00
Nonmember: Habitat @ $30.00
Volunteer: Habitat @ $10.00

Discover which native bees, flies and beetles like which native plants and how these natives can help out on farms. This introductory lecture will looks into three hedgerows the Garden planted last winter and their impact and current status, and explores plant-pollinator relationships.


Dr. Denise KnappDr. Denise Knapp, Director of Conservation and Research at the Garden, received her degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she investigated plant-insect interactions and habitat restoration. She has worked for two decades as a plant ecologist in southern California, with eight of those years on Santa Catalina Island and conservation experience on nearly all of the Channel Islands. She has published research on a wide range of topics from ecosystem restoration and plant-insect interactions, to rare plant populations, vegetation change, fire, introduced species, and conservation prioritization.