FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING & “POLLINATORS FOR THE FUTURE”
with RUSSEL BARSH of KWIÁHT – center for the historical ecology of the Salish Sea
Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 and 6:00 PM
Join in person at San Juan Island Library or by Zoom.
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Join the Friends of the San Juan Island Library from 5:30 – 6:00 pm for their annual meeting and learn about their activities that support the library. All current Friends members may vote on three appointments to the Friends’ Board.
At 6:00 pm, Russel Barsh, director of KWIÁHT – center for the historical ecology of the Salish Sea, will present “Pollinators for the Future.” Climate change has begun to de-synchronize the flowering times of plants and the annual emergence of new generations of bees. In the Northwest, this means that many important native plants and fruit trees bloom when weather conditions limit bee activity. Fortunately a second, largely overlooked class of native Salish Sea pollinators are better adapted to these conditions: flower flies, or hoverflies. This talk introduces flower flies of the San Juan Islands, their growing role in the pollination of wildlands and orchards, and how they can best be conserved.
FRIDAY HARBOR TOWN SCARECROW CONTEST
Friends of the San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce sponsor the annual Scarecrow Contest, a family-friendly event to celebrate fall.
Local residents and businesses are invited to show off their creative scarecrow-making talents! Stay tuned for details on the 2023 Scarecrow Contest.