Must attend full day to receive 7 hours of LA CES CEUs. Take a deep dive into the crucial role of pollinators in Texas ecosystems and how to design landscapes that support their habitat and foraging needs. Attendees will gain insights into the importance of pollinator-friendly landscapes and practical strategies for integrating pollinator habitats into their landscape designs.
Key Objectives:
Understanding Pollinator Ecology: Participants will develop an understanding of the essential role pollinators play in Texas ecosystems, including native bees, butterflies, and other insects. They will learn about pollinator life cycles, habitat requirements, and the plants they depend on for food and shelter.
Designing Pollinator-Friendly Landscapes: The presentation will cover principles and best practices for designing landscapes that support pollinator populations. Attendees will learn how to select native plants that provide nectar and pollen resources throughout the year, create nesting sites, and minimize pesticide use.
Promoting Biodiversity: Emphasis will be placed on the importance of promoting biodiversity within designed landscapes to support a wide range of pollinator species. Participants will learn how to create habitat corridors, meadows, and gardens that attract and sustain diverse pollinator populations.
Water Conservation: The session will address water conservation strategies in pollinator-friendly landscapes, including drought-tolerant plant selection, rainwater harvesting, and efficient irrigation practices. Attendees will learn how to design landscapes that conserve water while supporting pollinator habitat.