Author to give talk on pollinators and native plants

Heather Holm

(Submitted by BG Parks & Rec and Oak Openings Wild Ones)

Author Heather Holm will speak at a special event in Bowling Green on Wednesday, July 11. Heather is an award-winning author and nationally sought-after speaker spending much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, published in 2014, helped establish her as a knowledgeable resource about interactions between native bees and native plants. Her latest book, Bees, published in 2017, has won five book awards.

This special event will be held at Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a wine & cheese reception during which you can meet the author and get your book signed. Books will be available for purchase at the book signing.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Heather will deliver her talk entitled, “Forget Television – The Real Entertainment is Happening Outside in Your Pollinator-Friendly Garden.”

If you want to learn more about the fascinating world unfolding in your garden, attend this information-packed talk. Heather will showcase many types of insect pollinators, their foraging behavior, and the tricks that flowers employ to attract pollinators. You will also learn about how you can use technology to document what you see and ultimately contribute to science.

This event is co-sponsored by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation and Oak Openings Wild Ones. It is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served.

Wild Ones is a national not-for-profit organization with local chapters that teach the many benefits of growing native wildflowers and plants in your yard.  The Oak Openings Region chapter serves the globally-threatened ecosystem of Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. From September to May, this chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Nederhouser Community Hall at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH.  Membership information is available at