April Speaker Series: Michigan Pollinators

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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EL Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302 Map

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Getting to Know Michigan Pollinators Presenter: Valerie Malaney, North Oakland Wild Ones/MSU Pollinator Champion & Conservation Steward How many pollinators can you name that are native to Michigan?  This speaker series will introduce you to the numerous pollinators that you might find in your yard or local nature area.  The session will take an in-depth look at pollinators and beneficial insects that rely on native plants. Learn how to identify a Bumblebee from a Honeybee, as well as the many other bees and their look-a-likes.  You will also learn more about how to provide food (pollen and nectar) and habitat to support these really important Michigan pollinators! Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Location: E. L. Johnson Nature Center, 3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI Doors open at 6:30 PM EST Member Updates at 7:00 PM EST Program starts at 7:30 - 8:30 PM EST Links to Resources from Presentation Bee_Basics_North_American_Bee_ID.pdf (    Common Bees of Michigan Pictorial Handout( Michigan Bumble Bees - Michigan Natural Features Inventory ( See the historic and current ranges of Michigan Bumblebees XercesSoc_Wild-Pollinators.pdf Guide to Minnesota Bumblebees Attracting Beneficial Insects with Native Flowering Plants ( NON-MEMBERS: We hope you become a member of Wild Ones with North Oakland as your local chapter. ( Note that our programs are open to the public free of charge, but if you are a member of Wild Ones, part of your membership fee returns to the local chapter and helps pay for our programs. Your membership affirms your own commitment to ecological landscaping practices.

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