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Bug-a-Palooza: Your Neighborhood’s Native Bees – Who They Are and Why They Matter

September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Help us kick off our week-long Bugapalooza by joining us for a virtual exploration of the small and important bees hidden in plain sight in our backyards and neighborhoods, with Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril.  Dr. Carril has studied bees for more than twenty years in ecosystems around the world. She is also the co-author, along with Joseph Wilson, of the award winning book, The Bees in Your Backyard.

In this Zoom presentation you will learn who these bees are, why they are important, and what you can do to protect them. You are likely to see  bees and their habitats in a whole new light! There will be time at the end of the presentation for your questions.

There is no fee, but reservations are required.



The Bees in Your Backyard, won the Prose Award in Single Volume Reference/Science in 2017. According to The Bees in Your Backyard website, “Olivia has been studying bees for over 20 years in ecosystems around the world. She received her B.S. from Utah State University, as well as her M.Sc. For her Master’s she conducted a long-term inventory of the bee fauna of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, exploring the relationships between bee diversity and habitat characteristics. She received her PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she focused on one genus, Diadasia, and its host flower, exploring the role of floral color and scent in attracting the bee…She is currently working on surveys of the bees of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and Bandelier National Monument, as well as two more books on bees.”


September 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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