Bumblebee on purple liatris

Frédérique Lavoipierre introduces program participants to the many phenomenal organisms that create a thriving, balanced community in a garden. Her PowerPoint presentation is brought to life with macro photography of insects, habitat in gardens, and illustrations from her book – Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds & Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving. 

Following a brief introduction to conservation biological control and its benefits, the audience is introduced to life in the soil, pollinators and other flower visitors, predators and parasites, other common garden insects, spiders and other non-insect arthropods, and vertebrates.