Native Bees and Native Plants
Speakers: Hartmut Wisch
Date: October 20, 2016 (doors open 6:45 pm, Speaker at 7:30 pm)
Location: Duck Club, Irvine (Directions)
This beautifully illustrated program explores the great diversity of California native bees - approximately 1600 species! - that co-evolved with our native flora. Some of these bees are generalists that pollinate a variety of flowers while others are more specialized. All six recognized families of bees will be discussed.
Hartmut discovered a love for macro photography and a fascination with the diversity of our insect fauna after working for 35 years as a naturalist--‐guide taking European visitors through western North America. His special interest is in observing and identifying our native bees. He is a contributing editor at bugguide.net (Iowa State U. Entomology) and a member of the Lorquin Entomological Society.
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