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Webinar: Creating Community with Our Insect Neighbors
Wed, April 21 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Creating Community with Our Insect Neighbors
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.
Webinar presented on behalf of Xerces Society
Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson, Associate Scientist, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). As part of the Conservation of Pollinator Diversity for Enhanced Climate Change Resilience Project, Nancy is supporting Farming with Alternative Pollinators and will be based in Rabat, Morocco once COVID restrictions are relaxed. Formerly with Xerces Society, she worked 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. Her specialty is native bees and habitat restoration. View her video montage of native bees on crop flowers. If you would like to hear more about Farming with Alternative Pollinators, please use this link to sign up for periodic enewsletters.
- Penny Lewis