Join Nancy Adamson of Xerces to learn about specialist bees and how you can help document plant-pollinator connections. Many bees are pollen specialists, collecting pollen from a single species, genus, or plant family. Despite knowing many of these plant-bee connections, we do not have good images of all these specialist bees. We would love your help documenting them and other invertebrates visiting their host plants. This program will highlight where to find specialist bee information--primarily for the eastern U.S.—and bee phenology information to guide your efforts. We will also discuss how you can help document wildlife via iNaturalist.org and Bugguide.net.
This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.
Speaker: Nancy Lee Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Southeastern Region
Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson, East Region Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Nancy supports habitat restoration on farms and in communities as a partner biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Greensboro, NC. She loves sharing her passion for native plants and all the wildlife they support. She earned a PhD in entomology from Virginia Tech and an MS in natural resource sciences from the University of Maryland. Along with work inventorying natural areas, collecting native seeds, propagating native plants, and restoring riparian habitat, she was a farm hand at Wheatland Vegetable Farms, taught handicapped children in Tunisia with the Peace Corps, and helped the Itza-Maya protect their communal forest in Petén, Guatemala.