Gabbi Edwards, City Forester for Ames
David McKinney, Curator of Collections & Grounds for the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens
Many gardeners view wasps as a dangerous, aggressive, and frightening antagonist to the beauty and
function of their landscape. In this talk, David sheds insight into the vast ecologically important services
wasps carry out in gardens; from pollination to pest control. He will also give tips and tricks for how to
encourage wasps to be a friend in the garden while keeping them from areas where they may pose a threat.