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Nature Night: Attracting Native Pollinators

Pollinators—especially bees!—are an indispensable part of a healthy environment and a secure food supply.

One in three mouthfuls of food requires the presence of a pollinator. Despite their recognized importance, bees and other pollinators are in decline across the country. Join scientist and insect wrangler Mace Vaughan from the Xerces Society for a fascinating evening on native bees, stories about their conservation, and how you can create beautiful gardens, parks, and farms that attract and support native pollinator populations.

Mace Vaughan is the Xerces Society Pollinator Conservation Program Director and Joint Pollinator Conservation Specialist to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s West National Technology Support Center. Mace has written numerous articles on the conservation of bees and is co-author of Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, as well as the Pollinator Conservation Handbook. He is the lead author of Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms.

He was a lecturer on honey bee biology and beekeeping at Cornell University, from which he holds Masters Degrees in Entomology and Teaching. Mace has researched the behavior and community ecology of insects, and has worked as an insect wrangler and bee expert for PBS Nature.

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

Register at:     http://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events/apr16nn 

 

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