January Lecture Rescheduled!

posted Jan 21, 2012, 3:09 PM by Marty Nielsen

Due to an electrical issue at Green Spring Gardens the talk scheduled for last Thursday, January 19th has been rescheduled for Thursday February 2nd at 7:30pm.  So for those who weren't going to be able to make it you have a 2nd chance!  

A Bee’s Eye View of Native Plants

Thursday, February 2, 2012

7:30 pm


Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road

Alexandria, Virginia 



Reverse the lens and look at native plants from the perspective of a key slice of life that is tied to these plants...bees.  Regionally, there are over 400 species of native bees and many are only found on the flowers of specific plants. Why 400? Why not just one kind of bee? The complexity of color, architecture, and phenology of native flowers is a clue to that relationship. Explore the plant-pollinator relationship from the bee point of view and learn why what we plant has consequences for these fascinating creatures.

Speaker: Sam Droege is a biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He is currently working on several projects regarding native bees.