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A Beginners Guide to Bee Identification and Appreciation with Heather Holm

June 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With over 800 bee species in eastern North America, how does one learn to identify one bee from all these possibilities? Heather will highlight common bee groups and genera, and provide some identification tips and techniques so you can start to hone your bee identification skills. Her presentation will also cover the life cycle, seasonality, and nesting strategies of the different bee groups and genera featured, and highlight some unique plant relationships, including native plant specializations.

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 many presentations, about the fascinating world of native pollinators and beneficial insects, and the native plant communities that support them. Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, was published in 2014, and her second book, Bees, published in 2017, has won six book awards including the 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award. Her latest book, Wasps, was published in February 2021. Heather is a National Honorary Director of Wild Ones. She also serves on the board of the Friends of Cullen Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 non-profit that is facilitating the restoration of a 32-acre preserve in her community.

Advance registration required for this virtual program. Space limited.



June 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Howard County Conservancy
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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.


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