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Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, with Heather Holm

Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Free

Recommended for an adult audience

Did you know that most insects have a positive impact in our landscapes? Join us virtually to learn how to select native plants that will attract specific bees and insects, including predatory and parasitic wasps, beetles, flies, true bugs, and lacewings. Explore the predator-prey relationships of these flower-visiting beneficial insects and learn how they help keep problem insect populations in balance. We’ll also cover the life cycles, diversity, and nesting habitat of native bees, along with examples of native plants for different site conditions.

 

About the speaker

Heather Holm is a biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author. In addition to assisting with native bee research projects, she informs and educates audiences nationwide, through her writing and presentations, about the fascinating world of native pollinators and beneficial insects, and the native plant communities that support them.

 

This event is presented in conjunction with Bugs: Outside the Box on view at the Bell through September 12. This exhibition features a selection of greatly enlarged insect sculptures, each showcasing the beauty hidden within the (mini)beasts of the natural world. Intricate details not visible to the naked eye are showcased alongside educational topics, including an exciting look at museum collections and taxonomy, and an exploration of the power of magnification. Read more about this exhibit here.
 
text: Generously supported by Farm & Food MN and MGK

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday | June 16, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
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Venue

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants

Organizer

Bell Museum

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