Participate in a free webinar on October 20th, 6 p.m. CDT entitled: “Wild Ones Presents ‘WASPS: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants'” by Wild Ones Honorary Director, biologist, pollinator conservationist and author Heather Holm.
This webinar will be recorded and available to the public on the Wild Ones YouTube channel in the days following the event.
Holm will be sharing from her new book, “WASPS,” which features approximately 150 species of flower-visiting wasps that occur in eastern North America, and the specific native plants and habitat each species depends upon.
Holm shares, “Many people have an aversion to wasps because they hold an unpleasant memory of being stung by one,” but the book delves into how beneficial wasps are to humans, mainly insect pest population control and pollination.
“This complex web of many wasp-prey and wasp-plant interactions helps ensure ecosystems remain resilient, diverse and balanced,” Holm writes. “If all wasps were to disappear, it would have a catastrophic effect on several trophic levels of the food web.”