January Meeting - A Bee’s Eye View of Native Plants

posted Dec 29, 2011, 2:18 PM by Marty Nielsen
Speaker: Sam Droege is a biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He is currently working on several projects regarding native bees. In this talk Sam will 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.

VNPS programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

 Program will be held at:

Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road

Alexandria, Virginia

703-642-5173

This Virginia Native Plant Society Program is free and open to the public.  No reservations are necessary. 

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