Extension expert to discuss pollinators

The public is invited to attend a free presentation on pollinators by Tim McCoy, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) associate with Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology.

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will host the talk at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Transportation Museum Building, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

McCoy will provide an update on the status of the Pollinator Protection Program and some of the latest research findings about the effects of pesticides on native bees, reported Lancaster and Northumberland VCE Master Gardener coordinator William Bell. He will discuss pollinators such as…