Lakes Lessons Features “Native Pollinators in Wisconsin Agriculture”

Entomologist Jeremy Hemberger will discuss “Native Pollinators in Wisconsin Agriculture” at 7 pm on Aug. 6 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. This program is presented as part of The Ridges Lakes Lessons speaker series. Admission is free.

At 9 am on Aug. 7, Hemberger will conduct a hands-on “Native Pollinators Workshop” at The Ridges Cook-Fuller Center on Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor. Following a discussion on the importance of maintaining the population of native pollinators like bumblebees, wasps, butterflies, beetles and flies in our landscape, Hemberger will share tips on identifying native bees. The workshop will also focus on the role of citizen science programs in collecting native pollinator data for research and conservation strategies that can be applied at home. Workshop fees are $30 for Ridges members, and $40 for the general public.

Two Backyard Birding Workshops will be held at the Cook-Fuller Center on Aug. 8. At 10 am, “Species & Habitat ID” will cover the basics of birdwatching and lay the groundwork for everything from satisfying personal curiosity to participating in citizen science efforts. “A Feeders Workshop” at 1 pm will provide guidance on choosing the right feeder for various types of habitats and species. Workshop fees are $10/adult for Ridges members, $13/adult for the general public and $5 for children under 18. For more information, visit or call 920.839.2802.