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Bee City & Bee Campus USA Virtual Affiliate Meetup: South Central Region

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Volunteers stand and kneel beside a tree that they are planting

Join Ray Moranz, Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Specialist, for a short presentation on Monarchs and the Effort to Find Monarch Nectar Plants in the South Central U.S., followed by an extended Q&A and group discussion. This is an opportunity to share your successes, ask for advice, and connect with your fellow affiliate cities and campuses.

Feel free to join us if you are a Bee City or Bee Campus affiliate in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas.

This free Bee City USA webinar is hosted by Xerces Society and will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel on the Bee City USA playlist. Auto-generated Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.


Ray Moranz
Pollinator Conservation Specialist, NRCS Partner Biologist, Central Region
The Xerces Society

Ray Moranz - Xerces SocietyRay works to conserve pollinators on rangelands in the central U.S., and he also serves as a Partner Biologist to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Central National Technology Support Center in Fort Worth, TX. He is based at the NRCS Field Office in Stillwater, Oklahoma. One focus of his work is to assist in the planning and implementation of monarch butterfly conservation efforts in the south central U.S.. Ray began studying the effects of fire and grazing on prairie plant and butterfly communities in 2004, and earned his Ph.D. in natural resource ecology and management from Oklahoma State University in 2010. Prior to joining the Xerces Society, he worked for The Nature Conservancy in Florida, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in California, Iowa State University, and Oklahoma State University.


May 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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