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  • Sam Droege will speak on bees, habitat loss, and how we can help Maryland’s bee species thrive.
    Sam Droege will speak on bees, habitat loss, and how we can help Maryland’s bee species thrive.
April 11, 2016
In Part Two of “Beeing Up Close,” biologist Sam Droege will discuss ways to support a healthy pollinator population during his lecture on April 19.

Save your local bees! In part two of the program Beeing Up Close, biologist and Bioblitz creator Sam Droege will address the issues behind the disappearance of our pollinators with an informative talk about how our choices and actions affect Maryland’s 430 native bee species.

The talk, on April 19 at 5:30 in Hynson Lounge, is free and open to the public. Droege will be available afterwards to sign his book, Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World, proceeds of which help fund his research on native bees.

And, in case you missed part one of the program, you can still stop by SANDBOX to see the exhibit of Droege’s extraordinary photos of bees, or view his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/.

Droege has spent most of his career as a biologist with 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. Currently, he’s developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees, online identification guides for Native American bees at www.discoverlife.org, and with Eric Ross he’s reviving the North American Bird Phenology Program.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College, SANDBOX Initiative, the McLain Program, and the Department for Environmental Science and Studies.


Last modified on Apr. 11th, 2016 at 3:16pm by Wendy Clarke.