Episode 3

Published on:

1st Apr 2021

Pollinator Gardening

After that rough winter storm, spring has thrust itself upon us! Every year we get asked what to plant to attract pollinators - we discuss some of our favorite pollinators, how to prevent harm to pollinators, and some plants to consider to attract pollinators. We also mention a pollinator citizen science project (https://sixleggedaggie.com/pollinator-project) that gives you an opportunity to determine what plants are considered most attractive to pollinators in your area!

Podcast art by: Natalie Cervantes

Podcast music by: Owen DesBles

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About the Podcast

Bugs by the Yard
Learn about insects in Texas gardens and backyards
Learn about insects that occur in urban backyards and gardens of Texas; whether they be pests, beneficials, or really fascinating! This podcast is presented by Molly Keck, Wizzie Brown, and Erfan Vafaie through the Department of Entomology with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service & Texas A&M Department of Entomology.

Bugs by the Yard image produced by Natalie Cervantes.
Intro and outro music produced by Owen DesBles.

About your hosts

Molly Keck

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I am an entomologist (integrated pest management program specialist) with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County. My specialty is urban and landscape insects but I also love beekeeping and teaching people about beekeeping.

Wizzie Brown

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I'm an entomologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, based out of Austin, Texas. I conduct educational program, research, and demonstration projects on urban and structural insects, working with a variety of audiences.