Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses

Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses

A free lecture by Heather Holm on May 6 at 7:00pm, presented by Grow Native Massachusetts at the Cambridge Public Library.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2020 Evenings with Experts lecture series! These talks are free and open to all.

Join us for this talk with Heather Holm, the author of Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide.

Native bees are the most important and effective pollinators for our flowering plants. Although they play a crucial role in sustaining biodiversity, they are poorly understood and under threat from human activity. Heather Holm will teach us how to recognize common bee genera, and enlighten us about their fascinating life cycles, nesting habitat, and foraging needs. Come learn more about the mutualistic relationships that they have with native plants— a powerful reminder that the salvation of one is inextricably linked to the proper stewardship of the other.

Heather Holm is an expert on pollinators whose first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, brought her national attention. She is a sought-after speaker who is passionate about educating audiences. Her recent book, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, won the 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

Thank you to our community partners— the Cambridge Public Library, Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects— for their support of this series.

Continuing education credits will be available.

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