10/16 – Spokane Meeting 6 pm – “Down And Dirty” with Nan Vance

Corbin Art Center, 507 W. 7th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Join us for a great upcoming presentation called “Down & Dirty”, given by Nan Vance, PhD, Research Plant Physiologist, emeritus, USDA Forest Service. This presentation will consist of a close up look at bees and wasps on and in the ground in a talk that hopefully demonstrates the need for total habitat protection, not just flowers. Habitat that considers the reproductive aspects of these bees and wasps’ lives is essential to the survival of so many wild native solitary bees and beneficial wasps; also pollinators and most ground nesting. Through this presentation we hope that you will get a glimpse of what it takes for these insects to ensure another generation, and we hope it might expand individuals current way of thinking about these hard working little creatures.
Nan Vance - Deschutes National Forest

Nan Vance – Deschutes National Forest

Nan Vance, PhD, Research Plant Physiologist, emeritus, USDA Forest Service, was a science and English teacher, research plant Physiologist and pollination ecologist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station located on the Oregon State University campus for 18 years including 7 years as team leader of the Biology and Culture of Forest Plants Team. She is a member of graduate faculty Forest Science Department and Plant Physiology Program at Oregon State University. Her scientific publications include physiological and pollination ecology, and restoration of specific native flora of the Columbia basin.

Since retirement Nan Vance has pursued her passion for photography in the field of native plants and their relation to insects. She is concerned about their mutual survival so she hopes that through more intimate photography she can shed some light on the intricate relationship between flower and insect and what it takes for each to survive and thrive.

Also, wonderful news about our Spokane Meeting this month. We are going to broadcast it via Zoom, as well, in case anyone from across the state would like to tune into the meeting. Below is the Zoom login information you will need. Please do not login prior to the meeting time of 6pm. When you do log in if you can’t reach us, try a few minutes later. We are very excited about this and hope to continue to broadcast via Zoom.

We use Zoom at this address https://zoom.us/j/4266298613. If you want to phone in instead of joining online, here’s the number 1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 426 629 8613.

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