California Bees & Flowers: A Selective Love Affair
Speakers: Sara Leon-Guerrero
Date: September 18, 2014 (doors open 6:45 pm, Speaker at 7:30 pm)
Location: Duck Club, Irvine (Directions)
Covering native bee ecology, bee-plant relationships, and the implications they have on habitat gardening, this talk provides the listener with knowledge to start encouraging native bees at home. With 1,600 bee species in California alone (nearly 40% of the total diversity in the U.S.!), native bees are an important part of California's natural history and essential to the health of our diverse ecosystems.
Sara Leon-Guerrero has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Gordon Frankie in the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab since 2012 dedicating the past 2 years to exploring bee-plant relationships in urban and agricultural landscapes. She is project manager for the Lab's Farming for Native Bees project. To find out more about Sara and the many research interests of the Urban Bee Lab, please visit their website www.helpabee.org.