Pollinators program presented at Garden Club

The Marshalltown Garden Club meets Feb. 6 at the Fisher Community Center, 709 S. Center St. The meeting begins with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. business meeting and the program at 1 p.m.

The Feb. 6 program features Jessie Lowry, of the Blank Park Zoo, giving a program on pollinators entitled “Plant, Grow, Fly.” “Pollinators need your help! There is increasing evidence that many pollinators are in decline. These hard-working animals help create more than 75 percent of the flowering plants and crops. Often we may not notice the hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar. Yet without them, we would miss many fruits, vegetables and nuts, like blueberries, squash and almonds … not to mention chocolate and coffee … all of which depend on pollinators.”

Join Garden Club members and Lowry to learn what you can do to save pollinators through Blank Park Zoo’s Plant, Grow, Fly program.