Photo Courtesy The Jesup

Get ‘buggy with it’ at the Jesup

Photo Courtesy The Jesup
Resser Manley co-author of “The New England Gardener’s Year.”

BAR HARBOR — Learn to create an organic garden that attracts beneficial insects during a presentation at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 11 a.m.

“Gardening success depends on insects, including pollinators and the many kinds of insect predators that keep the herbivores (plant munchers) under control,” says gardening expert and author Reeser Manley. “Of course, to keep the beneficial insects around, the garden must also have a constant population of herbivores for the beneficials to eat.”

Manley and Marjorie Peronto, authors of “The New England Gardener’s Year” will give a slideshow at the Jesup and answer questions. “Our presentation will show viewers how they can attract the pollinators and beneficial insects. It will also point out that caterpillars, the larvae of butterflies and moths, are what bird food looks like,” says Manley.

Discover which “bugs” are which, and what good things they can do. The authors will have copies of their available for purchase and will stay for a book signing after their presentation.

Contact Melinda Rice at [email protected] or call 288-4245.

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