A man in cargo pants, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses stands on a dirt trail and holds a net with handle attached over his head. This image is overlaid over a background of small, abundant white flowers on a green and brown bush

Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: “Diversity, natural history, and conservation of San Diego’s native bees”

A man in cargo pants, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses stands on a dirt trail and holds a net with handle attached over his head. This image is overlaid over a background of small, abundant white flowers on a green and brown bush
NPS/C. Aurrecoechea; Image courtesy of J. Hung

When: Monday, April 12th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time
Where: CNMF’s Zoom 
How: Register for this free public program
Audience: All are welcome!

Pollinatorpalooza continues with a spotlight on San Diego’s native bees! 

San Diego is a global biodiversity hotspot. Among the many animals that are especially diverse in our region are native bees, which serve as the chief pollinators for most of our plant species. Come learn about how our diverse native bees live their lives (hint: not very much like the familiar honey bee!), the threats they are facing in this increasingly human-dominated world, and what YOU can do to help ecologists and conservation biologists protect the future of these beautiful and critically important members of our biological community.

James Hung is a pollination ecologist currently finishing his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. He studied native bee diversity and conservation in San Diego’s endangered coastal sage scrub ecosystem for his PhD thesis at UC San Diego. 

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