Building Pollinator Habitat in Towns and Cities: Pacific Northwest Region

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Join Eric Lee-Mäder, Pollinator Program Co-Director, as he takes a closer look at the needs of pollinators in the Pacific Northwest Region. Learn what plants pollinators need, how to provide nesting habitat, and what steps you can take to make change in your city. This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. …

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Building Pollinator Habitat in Towns and Cities: California Region

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Join Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, as she takes a closer look at the needs of pollinators in the California Region. Learn what plants pollinators need, how to provide nesting habitat, and what steps you can take to make change in your city. This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube …

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Bee City & Bee Campus Series: Community Solutions to Reduce Pesticide Use

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Join panelists from communities around the country to learn about the innovative approaches they have taken to reduce pesticide use and protect pollinators. Communities have tackled pesticides in a wide range of ways, from implementing integrated pest management plans on city land, to educating neighbors about how to take an ecological approach to mosquito control, …

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Bee City & Bee Campus Series: Very Special(ist) Bees and the Flowers They Love

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Join Nancy Adamson of Xerces to learn about specialist bees and how you can help document plant-pollinator connections. Many bees are pollen specialists, collecting pollen from a single species, genus, or plant family. Despite knowing many of these plant-bee connections, we do not have good images of all these specialist bees. We would love your …

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Outdoor Landscapes for Bees

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Learn more about choosing plants and ornamentals for your outdoor spaces to support the native bee population. Meet the UMD Bee Lab, learn what they do and how to buy UMD Honey. Featuring: Dennis van Engelsdorp, Associate Professor in Entomology and Mark Dykes, UMD Extension Bee Specialist. Zach Jones, Symons Squad member and '20 landscape …

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Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA Series: Comparing Benefits and Costs of Pursuing Bee Campus USA Certification

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While pollinator conservation efforts among universities continue to grow, many others remain unengaged. Demonstrating the value of pollinator conservations among students may help encourage university leaders to take action. Join Dr. Jerrod Penn to learn about the research that he and Wuyang Hu did to investigate the role of student interest in pollinator conservation actions. …

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Human Dimensions of Pollinator Conservation

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Usually when people hear the buzz phrase “pollinator conservation” they think of bees and butterflies, not people. However, people have an essential role to play in pollinator conservation. Join guest speaker, Shannon Westlake, to learn about the human side of pollinator conservation and the various actions you can take to get more involved with supporting …

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Pollinator Week Panel & Happy Hour: Ask Us Anything about Pollinators

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Celebrate Pollinator Week by joining in a fun and informative happy hour Q&A with a panel of Xerces Society pollinator conservation experts!  For nearly 50 years, Xerces staff have worked to protect and conserve pollinators and their habitats. Our amazing staff are national leaders getting science-based guidance for pollinator conservation into the hands of farmers, …

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The Wondrous World of Fireflies

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Fireflies are surely among the greatest ambassadors for Earth’s natural magic. For centuries their ethereal beauty has sparked wonder and inspired poets, artists, and children of all ages. Yet they also hold so many mysteries! Join guest speaker Sara Lewis, an expert on fireflies, to learn how they got their bright lights, explore their remarkable …

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