You are invited to:
The Connecticut Botanical Society’s 2018 Spring Meeting
on Saturday, March 31, 2018
at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, in Burlington CT
Common Native Bees: Their Life Cycle, Foraging Behavior and Role in the Pollination of Native Plants
with Heather Holm at 11 a.m.
Members of Wild Ones and the Connecticut Horticultural Society will join The Connecticut Botanical Society in hosting author and pollinator researcher Heather Holm, who will speak about the nesting habitat, life cycle, pollen collection, and brood rearing of common genera of native bees in north-central and eastern United States and southern Canada. She will highlight the pollination of native plants and the mutualism between native plants and native bees. Ms. Holm will also discuss the presentation of floral resources and how the physical characteristics of bees can influence the bees’ effectiveness as pollinators.
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) just announced the recipients of their 2018 AHS Book Awards and Heather is one of the winners for her book, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide (Pollination Press).
This meeting begins at 9 a.m. with the lecture scheduled for 11 a.m. and a potluck lunch at noon. Visit www.ct-botanical-society.org/meetings for details.