Anna Fialkoff, program manager at The Wild Seeds Project, will give a lecture on gardening for habitat and pollinators at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, over Zoom. Laurie Burhoe photo

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust plans to welcome Anna Fialkoff, program manager at The Wild Seeds Project, for a lecture on gardening for habitat and pollinators.

The virtual lecture will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and will detail garden management practices that best promote local wildlife. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the lecture.

In gardens, plant choices determine which creatures visit, stay or pass by. When and how to clean up leaves or cut plants back affects life cycles of salamanders, bees, birds, moths and butterflies, according to a news release from the Bath-based trust.

Participants can learn how to create habitat in the garden year-round while balancing workload and garden aesthetics.

Registration is free and required to receive the Zoom link for the presentation.

The Wild Seed Project encourages using native plants in all landscapes to safeguard wildlife habitat, support biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change. A nonprofit organization, Wild Seed Project sells seeds of wild-type native plants, educates the public, and promotes re-wilding efforts in Northeast landscapes.

Fialkoff works to further the organization’s educational programming, deepen relationships with partner organizations, and catalyze a movement to re-wild Maine.

For more information and to sign up, visit kennebecestuary.org or call 207-442-8400.