Mary Ann Friedman will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Destin Garden Club at 9:15 a.m. April 10 at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. Her lecture, "Creating Habitats for Pollinators," will focus on how to create native pollinator habitats in our community.
As many know, honey bees are declining throughout the world and their decline affects the food supply. There are thousands of native insects, birds, and other animals that pollinate our crops, flowers and trees. Many of them are in decline as well. This presentation on pollinators will help us learn how to help to make a difference by creating habitats in our on landscapes.
Friedman conducts and compiles yearly butterfly counts for the North American Butterflies Magazine, The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, Florida Butterfly Caterpillars, A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America and other books and publications. She currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Imperiled Butterflies of Florida Working Group-North in efforts to advance butterfly conservation and support butterfly and pollinator habitat.
Destin Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:15 a.m. at the library. For those who wish to join the club, membership is available for $35 a year.
The Destin Garden Club is dedicated to enriching our membership and public with gardening awareness and education. The object of the club is to stimulate the love of gardening among members; to promote gardening through community projects; to aid in the protection of birds, trees, shrubs and flowers; to encourage city beautification; and to share with members and others the fruit of our studies.
In addition to the meetings and lectures, the club members work on the third Tuesday of each month to plant and maintain the landscape beds of the Destin Library.
For questions about the club or program, call 660-341-8900.