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October 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


The Secret Life of Native Bees (Online)

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Thursday, October 1

Did you know that there are about 250 species of native bees known to occur in Delaware? Unlike the non-native European honeybee, most native bees are solitary ground-nesters and are critically important pollinators of our native wildflowers. Wildlife biologist Matt Sarver discusses the life cycles and specific plant associations of bees documented in research he conducted at Mt. Cuba Center. Learn how you can create habitats to ensure ground-nesting bees continue to flourish in the Piedmont.

About the Instructor:

Matthew Sarver received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and is an Ecological Society of America Certified Senior Ecologist. He has more than 15 years of field experience in wildlife biology, entomology, and land management.

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