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Our Native Bees (& Other Pollinators)

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Title:
Our Native Bees (and Other Pollinators) with David Jennings
Event Schedule:
5-6:15 pm: Dinner, benefitting the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket
6:30 pm: Finding Our Native Bees presentation, free to the public
Community Cultural Center of Tonasket. 411 S Western Ave Tonasket, WA 98855
Event Description:

Most of our native bees are so small and fast-moving that we often don’t notice them, or if we do, we don’t recognize them as bees. Estimates are that we have upwards of 650 species of native bees here in Washington State, but only about 500 have been identified to species. Yet bees are a keystone species: without them, whole ecosystems falter. David will provide an overview of pollination, explain why native bees are vital, and share identification tips for common bumble bees. Join in a discussion on how we can meaningfully support our local pollinators. 

David Jennings has an academic background in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Georgia and a MPH in Biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma. He is a former WA State Fish and Wildlife Commissioner. David is the current President of the Washington Native Bee Society, and a past president of the Washington Butterfly Association and the Gifford Pinchot Task Force. Currently, he also serves on Black Hills Audubon Society’s conservation committee.


March 29
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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