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Native Bees & the Native Plants That Help Them Thrive
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/13/2020
When: Tuesday, October 13
9:00 to 10:00am
Where: Webinar via GoToWebinar
United States
Contact: Holly Osborne, CPH

Online registration is available until: 10/12/2020
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Native Bees & the Native Plants That Help Them Thrive
The social European honey bee gets the spotlight but our native bees live completely differently. Understanding native bee life cycle and behavior can improve bee habitat in our garden, restoration, and landscape designs. This session includes tips on what to do and what to avoid and also covers pollination effectiveness in order to advocate for why bee diversity is vital. Plus, learn about some of our PNW native plants that are useful to pollinators, and also relatively easy to grow in a nursery and maintain in landscapes. This talk will include some tips for planning a pollinator planting, growing plants from seed, and helpful informational resources.

Subject Matter Experts:  Damarus Tevuk, Crown Bees and Bridget McNasser, Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center.

Demarus developed educational content for Crown Bees and has been raising native mason bees and teaching others how to raise them for the past four years. Demarus is an environmental educator with a strong background in native pollinators, native plants, and traditional ecological knowledge. She enjoys sharing her research on the definition of sustainability from the Native American perspective. Demarus earned her degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington and she has a certificate in Permaculture Design from Permaculture College Australia.

Bridget works at Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, managing their Native Plant Program. Alongside a nursery operation growing thousands of native plants each year for restoration, landscaping, and retail sellers, Bridget works to create outreach and education opportunities aimed at promoting use of natives in various landscapes, and facilitating meaningful connections between people and native plants. Her formal education includes a B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Natural Resources from University of Idaho.

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