Library EventWhat's the Buzz About Native Bees

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

07/09/2020 7:00pm 07/09/2020 8:00pm What's the Buzz About Native Bees Heather Holm author of "Bees" and "Pollinators of Native Plants" will join us for a virtual discussion of native bees. She will explore the nesting habitat, life cycle, pollen collection, brood rearing, and general characteristics of common genera of native bees occurring in the Midwestern, Eastern United States, and southern Canada. The pollination of native plants and the mutualism between native plants and native bees is also highlighted. Heather also discusses the presentation of floral resources and how the physical characteristics of bees can influence the bees' effectiveness as pollinators. Heather had an avid interest in natural history and botany at a young age, and spent much of her childhood exploring the woodlands and prairie on the family property, established by her great great grandfather in the 1850s. She studied horticulture and biology at the University of Guelph and later web programming and digital design at Seneca college, Canada. Heather spends much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. Heather's expertise includes the interactions between native bees and native plants, and the natural history and biology of native bees occurring in the upper Midwest and Northeast. REGISTRATION FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT IS REQUIRED. Details on how to join the event will be emailed to all registered attendees the afternoon before the event. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Heather Holm author of "Bees" and "Pollinators of Native Plants" will join us for a virtual discussion of native bees. She will explore the nesting habitat, life cycle, pollen collection, brood rearing, and general characteristics of common genera of native bees occurring in the Midwestern, Eastern United States, and southern Canada. The pollination of native plants and the mutualism between native plants and native bees is also highlighted. Heather also discusses the presentation of floral resources and how the physical characteristics of bees can influence the bees' effectiveness as pollinators.

Heather had an avid interest in natural history and botany at a young age, and spent much of her childhood exploring the woodlands and prairie on the family property, established by her great great grandfather in the 1850s. She studied horticulture and biology at the University of Guelph and later web programming and digital design at Seneca college, Canada.

Heather spends much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. Heather's expertise includes the interactions between native bees and native plants, and the natural history and biology of native bees occurring in the upper Midwest and Northeast.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT IS REQUIRED. Details on how to join the event will be emailed to all registered attendees the afternoon before the event.

This event is open to the public.