🌿 Winter Gardening for the Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Selina Pope

🌿 Winter Gardening for the Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Selina Pope


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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🌿 Winter Gardening for the Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Selina Pope

While our gardens are not abundant with glorious blooms this time of year, there is still lots going on. In this presentation community garden steward Selina Pope will help us learn to see and appreciate the senescent beauty of, and activity in the winter garden. She will explain how our gardening activities over the fall and winter months can support the local wildlife that share our urban spaces. Learn how to choose plants that provide winter interest for humans while providing protective habitat for overwintering insects, seeds and fruit for resident birds, and critical pollen sources for early season bees and other insects.


For the past 20 years, Selina has been a Vancouver-based volunteer community gardener, working with community groups to create pollinator-friendly urban green spaces, sustainable gardening practices, and community based food security in the Little Mountain Neighbourhood of Vancouver. She is an active guerrilla gardener and proud steward of community gardens and green spaces that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit.

Since becoming a Master Gardener in 2003, she has been active on the Healing Garden Committee, and involved with several local projects, most recently Riley Park Community Garden. Selina is also a Butterfly Ranger with the David Suzuki Foundation, taught in the pre-COVID program and was a member of the Indigenous Pollinator Map Initiative. She provides community engagement and educational outreach to Butterfly Rangers, Master Gardeners and the local community.
Selina has recently transplanted herself to Vancouver Island and is learning about and enjoying living in a semi-rural community.

Selina provided a number of web resources:

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