Pollinator Research is the topic for the next NACD Urban and Community Conservation webinar, which is scheduled for 12:00noon-1:00pm Eastern time on April 16, 2020.
Vera Pfeiffer, Postdoctoral Researcher with the Crowder Lab at Washington State University, will summarize patterns in the distribution of bumble bees foraging around Madison, Wisconsin. In her urban bumble bee foraging research, Pfeiffer walked hundreds of transects oriented in a systematic grid across the city to describe the floral resources and occurrence of foraging bumble bee in commercial, residential and agricultural areas, and the floral resources visited by the bees.
Monarch Wings Across America (MWAA) is a multi-project initiative that creates habitat and refines science around monarch butterfly issues in the United States to help address the alarming decline in monarchs across both its eastern and western populations. So far under the MWAA program, Pollinator Partnership has led four projects to help promote monarch butterfly populations throughout North America. These projects rely heavily on citizen science and community engagement to help enhance habitat and native seed supply for monarchs.
These popular webinars, held on the third Thursday of each month, are sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation in partnership with the NACD Urban and Community Resource Policy Group. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To register, go online at https://nacdnet.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=638&. If you have difficulty, send an email to deb-bogar[at]nacdnet.org.