With Molly McCormick and Kate Watters
Molly will discuss her master's thesis research, which investigated pollinator habitat design in arid ecosystems. The study took place in Camp Verde, where pollinator habitat was installed at Shield Ranch and flower visitation was observed. For practitioners and land managers looking to restore pollination systems in arid ecosystems, the results of this study suggest that installing species-rich and florally-abundant habitat islands that persist over time should be a priority. In addition, increasing the quality of forage at a restoration site and the immediate surrounding area can be accomplished by installing habitat islands.
Arizona Native Plant Society talks are free and open to the public.