North Suffolk Garden Club this year funded a Pollinator Fellowship through the Garden Club of America Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship program. Recipient Gabriella Pardee, a PhD student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program at Dartmouth College, researches the effects of climate change on plant-pollinator interactions. This fellowship will enable her to conduct field experiments in which she manipulates snowmelt timing and frost exposure to examine how plants, pollinators and their interactions respond to earlier snowmelt and increasing temperatures.

Stay tuned!