Plight of the Pollinators, Native Plants to the Rescue Event

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Come learn how you can attract birds, butterflies, and pollinators to your garden through the plants you choose.

The Essex County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey announces its first public meeting on Sunday, March 31, from 3-4 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Street. J

ohn Black, the President of the Society, will present on the “Plight of the Pollinators, Native Plants to the Rescue.” This program will explain what is meant by “native plants” and why our pollinators need them for survival.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available next door, behind the United Way building at 60 South Fullerton.

John Black is the president of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. He is a Master Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide and a member of the American Arachnological Society. He has volunteered extensively with the Bureau of Land Management in the desert southwest, performing surveys of insects and plants as well as bat populations.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey, founded in 1985, is dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native plants of New Jersey. It sponsors two statewide conferences each year on the first Saturdays in March and November. The Essex County Chapter began in January 2019 and is sponsoring tables at plant sales, open garden tours, gardening workshops, and native plant/seed exchanges.

To join the Native Plant Society, please go to its website http://npsnj.org. For questions, email Deb Ellis at essex@npsnj.org.

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