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Pollinators in our Gardens, George Mcleary, Scoville Sustainable Backyard Series--WHO: George Mcleary, horticulturist, Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens--WHAT: Presentation on important pollinators--WHEN: Saturday January 23, 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Salisbury Town Hall. A wide range of pollinators make the familiar plant world possible. This includes animals from several kingdoms especially insects, birds, and even mammals. The decline of honey bees has been noted in recent years, and they alone are responsible for pollinating many of our food crops. But many other types of bees, butterflies, moths and flies are also critical to pollinating plants. George Mcleary, the horticulturist at Connecticut's Landmark's Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens in Bethlehem, will open our eyes to the important relationship of pollinators to gardens and the natural world. Mcleary is the featured speaker at the Scoville Library's Sustainable Backyard Series at Salisbury Town Hall. He discusses the growing loss of pollinators in gardens and some of the causes. Mcleary details how to maintain a balanced and diverse garden community with bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and what we can do to promote these necessary friends. The results are more food, beauty, plants, seeds and pollinator allies.