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Native Wild Bees: Pollinator Superheroes

Wednesday, May 25, 2022,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm

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A native bumble bee with bright orange pollen baskets flies towards a purple lupine flower. (photo © Francie Von Mertens)

Honey bee decline is in the news, but wild bees — hard at work in the shadow of introduced domesticated European honey bees — are in trouble too. Of all the plant pollinators, hardy native bees are the efficiency experts: coevolving with wild plants, their diversity of shapes and sizes matches the diversity of flower shapes and sizes. Join pollinator gardener and wild bee enthusiast Francie Von Mertens for a talk on these intimate plant-pollinator connections, and what we can do in backyards and beyond to help wild native bees thrive.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. To get the login details, please register here.

Presenter: Francie Von Mertens helped create the Harris Center’s pollinator garden. Beguiled by the wild ones, she is eager to lure others into their world and its care.

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Peterborough Conservation Commission.

This event will be recorded. To ensure access to the recording, please register for this event, even if you cannot attend live.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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United States


Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394