The Amazing world of Native Bees – FREE EVENT

Mark your calendars for this remarkable lecture and stunning slides with Sam Droege on Friday March 22nd 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30 PM).  Sam is wildlife biologist at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  Sam will be talking to us about the importance of native bees in our ecosystem and how to identify and name these beneficial insects.  The pictures contained in the slide show are truly remarkable and not to be missed.

 

Sam Droege has spent most of his career at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  He has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the BioBlitz, Cricket Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and worked on the design and evaluation of monitoring programs.  Currently he is developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees, online identification guides for North American bees at www.discoverlife.org, and, with Jessica Zelt, reviving the North American Bird Phenology Program.  His group maintains high resolution photographs of insects and other macro natural history objects at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/

Light refreshments provided.  Please bring your own adult beverages.  Admission is free!  1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis MD 21409.

 

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