The lives of bees, their habitats, and the urban ecology
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Bees, Urbanization, and Habitat Loss

Presenter: Dr. Alan Molumby

October 15, 2017, 2:30-4:30 PM
Maze Library, 845 Gunderson Ave. Oak Park, IL

Learn how your yard and garden can help the conservation of Chicago area bees. Dr. Molumby holds a PhD from University of Chicago and researches urban bee guilds. He is director of the James Woodworth Prairie, a 5-acre original tall grass prairie in Glenview, owned and managed by University of Illinois at Chicago.  Learn more. 

Photo by Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide
Ginger's hurricane update

Many of you have asked about Ginger Brown Vandermeer, a co-founder of West Cook Wild Ones, who lives in St. Croix. She was safe with family in Florida, and her house is intact. Ginger credits her trees. “They buffeted the wind and gave their lives for the people, animals, and dwellings.  We didn't even have any mud slides.” Winds of 175 miles per hour came through her valley, downing many trees. She and neighbors all have their roofs. “ I don't know how else to prove how important plants and trees are to our environment.” Ginger will replant when she’s back. 
Tallamy to speak at area conference

Doug Tallamy will keynote the Lake to Prairie Wild Ones’ conference on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Grayslake. The full day conference features several programs around the theme of native landscaping. Full schedule. 
Also of Interest


Yellow Bumblebee, (Bombus fervidus), identified by BeeSpotter, a citizen science project of UIC.  
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