UD Botanic Gardens Presents: 'Let's Talk About Birds & Bees' Part 1, The Bees
Join the UD Botanic Gardens for an enlightening talk on the state of our critical pollinators, bees, on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in The Commons, Townsend Hall, on UD's South Campus. The lecture costs $20 for UDBG Friends and $25 for nonmembers.
Recent headlines and studies of global insect declines, 1 million species threatened with extinction, and 3 billion fewer North American birds, leave many people concerned. Let’s explore what WE can do in our own backyards to make a positive difference.
The Bees, featuring Dr. Debbie Delaney, will give us the ABC’s of the cause of the decline, its repercussions, and landscape plants and practices we can employ to make a positive impact.
Part 2, The Birds, will be held on Tuesday, February 11th and features Dr. Doug Tallamy.
Deborah Delaney is an associate professor in the Dept. of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where she mentors graduate and undergraduate students working on various aspects of pollinator health and productivity. Her courses includes: Insects and Society, Apiculture, Pollination Ecology, Aquatic Entomology, and Bridging Art and Science: Environmental Communication. She has over 20 years experience working with pollinators, specifically honey bees, and maintains between 50-100 colonies throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Her research program has four main focal areas: 1) genetic identity and diversity of USA honey bees; 2) temporal stability of pollinator populations; 3) best management solutions for creating sustainable managed pollinator populations; 4) pollinator nutrition and forage mapping.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Townsend Hall, The Commons
Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA