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Guest Speaker Spotlight: Native Bees and How to Attract Them

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Photo of a sweat bee (Augochlorella aurata) by Stephanie Schuck, used with permission.

Discover the diversity of bees in the Midwest and why they are so important. Learn best management practices to attract pollinators using native plants and natural nesting substrates. Learn to be the steward of nature to help our pollinators flourish.

Dr. Robert Jean is senior entomologist and Indianapolis regional manager for Environmental Solutions & Innovations, Inc. He has studied insects with a particular focus on native bees for the past 20 years. He is considered the regional expert on bees and pollination in the Midwest and is a taxonomic consultant on bees for many private, state, and federal entities. He is currently working on a guide to the bees of Indiana. He is a proud husband and father of three wonderful children, two of which have names affiliated with bees. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and watching flowers and the insects that visit them.

Recommended for teens and adults.

FREE to attend, no advance registration needed.


February 15
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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McCloud Nature Park
8518 Hughes Road
North Salem, IN 46165 United States
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