Presented by Sam Droege, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Hosted by the Takoma Horticultural Club
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Historic Takoma, Inc., 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Friends, did you know that you have bees in your garden? Few people realize that Takoma Park is not only the city of trees, but the city of bees. While urban beekeeping for honey production is taking off, less visible, but more important, are the native bees that let us share their habitats. Solitary nesting, non-stinging, there are over 100 species in the city that do much of the pollination. The choice of what we plant can augment or depress the numbers of bees that live here. We will talk about these colorful and varied bees, the plants they use, and your role in creating or destroying their populations.
This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. You are encouraged to bring a snack to share and to wear a recycled nametag. Find out more about the Takoma Horticultural Club at: http://www.TakomaHort.org.
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm