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Webinar: Creating Community with Our Insect Neighbors

Wed, April 21 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT


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Join Nancy to learn about common insects in our communities and how to support them. Nancy will highlight the difference between solitary and social wasps and bees, “beneficial” insects in agriculture, and ways we can support insects in our neighborhoods and broader communities.

While most of us are familiar with host plants for butterfly caterpillar specialists, she will also highlight plants and their specialist bees in the hope that you will help better document them via iNaturalist.org and Bugguide.net.

 

 

Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson, East Region Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Nancy supports habitat restoration on farms and in communities as a partner biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Greensboro, NC. She loves sharing her passion for native plants and all the wildlife they support. She earned a PhD in entomology from Virginia Tech and an MS in natural resource sciences from the University of Maryland. Along with work inventorying natural areas, collecting native seeds, propagating native plants, and restoring riparian habitat, she was a farm hand at Wheatland Vegetable Farms, taught handicapped children in Tunisia with the Peace Corps, and helped the Itza-Maya protect their communal forest in Petén, Guatemala.

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Date:
Wed, April 21
Time:
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
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Organizer

Penny Lewis
Phone:
617-436-5838
Email:
ela.info@comcast.net
Website:
https://www.ecolandscaping.org/