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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Common Native Bees

(7-9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


The Blue Ridge Chapter invites you to attend the November 8th meeting in Boone. Our program this month will be “Common Native Bees” presented by Nancy Adamson. Join us to learn about common native bees we can support by protecting and planting pollinator habitat. In North Carolina, we have about 500 native species and a few introduced species in addition to the European honey bee.  Bumble bees, mason bees, mining or digger bees, sunflower bees, carpenter bees, hibiscus bees, and leafcutter bees are all groups you can easily recognize when you slow down and take a look. Nancy’s program will highlight nesting habits to help you in supporting these diverse native pollinators.  You can view some of her video and photo montages highlighting native plants and their inhabitants at https://www.youtube.com/user/MelittologyNancy.

Speaker Bio - Nancy Lee Adamson, PhD

Ecologist Nancy Adamson works with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Greensboro, NC.  She promotes habitat restoration that benefits pollinators and other beneficial insects on farm lands and in community and home landscapes. She loves sharing her passion for native plants and all the wildlife they support. She studied native bees, native plants, and native grasses for ecological restoration. To learn more about pollinator conservation through planting habitat, minimizing pesticide use, and sharing awareness of the importance of native bees, visit www.xerces.org, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone 336-370-3443.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express on Blowing Rock Road in Boone and starts at 7 PM, but the room will be open around 6:30 if you would like to come early and chat with other native plant enthusiasts.


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