The Secret Life of Wild Bees
Thursday, June 23: 7-8:15pm
Nick Dorian is an ecologist, an educator, and a naturalist. He is a PhD student at Tufts University where he studies the population ecology of cellophane bees and runs the Tufts Pollinator Initiative, an urban pollinator conservation and community outreach group.
You’ve probably heard “save the bees!” as news reports of insect declines flood the media. But do you know which bees need saving? Over 4000 species of bees inhabit North America, and most of them don’t live in hives or make honey. In this lecture, PhD student and New England bee expert Nick Dorian will teach you about the natural history and conservation of wild bees that call New England home. Together, we’ll examine closely their varied lifestyles, their habitat needs, and their intricate relationships with flowering plants and other insects. You’ll come away with clear action items for creating habitat for native bees in your gardens and with a newfound appreciation for these charismatic pollinators.
New Hampshire Audubon Pollinator Speaker Series: Celebrating and Engaging in Pollinator Conservation
Join New Hampshire Audubon for our 2022 Pollinator Webinar series as we celebrate Pollinator Conservation.
This series seeks to inspire involvement and engagement in pollinator conservation through close focus programs that will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of pollinators and the plants they depend on. Programs are free to the public, streamed via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live. Presentations are supported by a grant from the Benjamin and Gertrude Couch Trusts.
The Pollinator Series will kick off on Earth Day, Friday April 22 and culminate with a Pollinator BioBlitz at the McLane Center in Concord, NH on June 25.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.