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Saguaro NP West Lectures: Pollinators of the Sonoran Desert


Native bees, honey bees, insects, bats and birds all play a critical role in pollination of our Sonoran Desert plants. Join experts as they discuss the work these important pollinators perform and the benefits they bring to man.

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SAGU_Lectures_Pollinators_lgNative bees, honey bees, insects, bats and birds all play a critical role in pollination of our Sonoran Desert plants. Join experts Stephen Buchmann, Kim Franklin, Jeff Babson, and Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman as they discuss the work these important pollinators perform and the benefits they bring to man. An observation hive will be on display. Free activities for kids!

 

10:30AM: “Discovering Native Bees of the Sonoran Desert and Conservation Concerns,” by Dr Stephen Buchmann, Associate Professor of Entomology and Research Associate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona

11:45AM “Beyond Bees: Other Pollinators from the Insect World,” by Kim Franklin Ph. D-Conservation Research Scientist with the Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum

1PM “Pollinators with Backbones: Bats and Birds,” by Jeff Babson- Wildlife Viewing Program Specialist for Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation

2PM   “Honey Bees and the U.S. Agriculture- Great Needs and Serious Concerns” by Dr. Gloria DeGrandhi-Hoffman-Research Leader at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson



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Event Tags: animals, bees, free, presentation, Sonoran Desert

Date:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place:
Saguaro National Park West, Tucson Mountain District
2700 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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Contact:
520-733-5159
Cost:
Free

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