Maryland's Native Bees: Where To Find Them, Why We Need Them
Speaker: Sam Droege, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS
Sweat bee Augochloropsis metallica. (Credit: USGSBIML)
There are roughly 450 species of bees in Maryland. Their numbers and ranges are driven by their deep and often very specialized relationships with flowering plants. In this Earth Optimism webinar, biologist Sam Droege of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center will decode some of the patterns to those relationships, and how they shape where, when and how abundant bees are in the wild. They will also share some of the latest discoveries about these critical pollinators, and offer suggestions for how you can support them in your backyard.
This webinar will be recorded. By signing up on Zoom, you'll be able to watch the live event and receive a link to the recording a few days after it airs. Closed captioning will be available at the live webinar and on the recording.