Award-winning author Heather Holm chats with 2 Million Blossoms about her new book on wasps, the drastic changes in our landscapes, and the importance of observing nature as a child. She’s an avid naturalist with a horticultural background. When she moved to Minnesota 18 years ago, she started exploring native landscapes and the transition between oak dominated forests and prairie. She got sucked into protecting pollinators because of the huge diversity she witnessed on these native plantings and has never looked back.
She’s active in restoration efforts, fighting off garlic mustard and European buckthorn, which chokes out woodlands. We also had a chance to talk about the efforts to protect the rusty patched bumble bee, the state insect of Minnesota. Be sure to check out her books and her upcoming author events at https://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/.
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