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Beeing Up Close: a lecture on the 430 native Maryland bee species

Date: 5:30pm EDT April 19, 2016

A lecture by Sam Droege on how what you plant impacts the 430 native bee species in Maryland. Join us at 5:30 pm in Hynson Lounge.

Sam Droege grew up in Hyattsville, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and a Master’s at the State University of New York - Syracuse. Most of his career has been spent at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the Bioblitz, Cricket Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and worked on the design and evaluation of monitoring programs. Currently, he is developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees, online identification guides for North American bees at www.discoverlife.org, and with Eric Ross reviving the North American Bird Phenology Program. 

This lecture is part of our April Earth Month Pollinator Series. This year in celebration of Earth Day we have put together a series of events related to the importance of pollinators. Not all bees are honey bees, and their existence is important for the continuation of humans’ ability to survive on earth as well as for the planet’s health. 

After his lecture, Droege will be selling his book, Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World, which help to fund his lab, and will be available to sign copies. 

This event is presented by The Center for Environment & Society, SANDBOX Initiative, the McLain Program, and the Department of Environmental Science and Studies.


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