Introduction to Native Solitary Bees
Join Leah Grunzke at Center for Native Plants for an introduction to native solitary bees! Leah will show us the types of solitary bees, how they differ from honeybees and bumblebees. Gardening tips to encourage native pollinator conservation, and how to establish and care for wild bee nesting sites. Leah is a botanist and educator based in Lewistown, Montana. She has spent the past two decades studying native plants and pollinators, working with nonprofit organizations on conservation outreach, developing curriculum for schools and informal science education programs. She also builds wild bee houses to accompany her workshops on backyard pollinator conservation. For more information about Leah visit http://montanaflora.blogspot.com/ Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Montana Native Plant Society.