Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Native Plant Society
Speaker: Sam Droege, biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He is currently working on several projects regarding native bees.
In this talk Sam will reverse the lens and look at native plants from the perspective of a key slice of life that is tied to these plants...bees. Regionally, there are over 400 species of native bees and many are only found on the flowers of specific plants. Why 400? Why not just one kind of bee? The complexity of color, architecture, and phenology of native flowers is a clue to that relationship. Explore the plant-pollinator relationship from the bee point of view and learn why what we plant has consequences for these fascinating creatures.
VNPS programs are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.
Location: Program will be held at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia.
More Information: Call 703-642-5173.
Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society
PO Box 5311
Arlington, VA 22205
http://www.vnps.org/ and http://www.vnps-pot.org/.