David Jennings – “Washington’s Humble Bumbles” at 7 pm at Center for Urban Horticulture – 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 

 

Across the US there are approximately 48 species of bumble bees.  Twenty four of these species can be found here in Washington.
 
Field identification of bumble bees is harder than it might seem.  Although it may appear easy enough, in practice it proves much more challenging.  Not only do other insects try to look like bumble bees but different species of bumble bees in a given area tend to look like each other.  To add more complexity, a given species may have as many as 17 different phenotypes.
 
Bumbles also serve as a great gateway into our native bees and other pollinators. 
Learn them, love them, protect them!
 
Come learn about our native bumble bees, their behavior, ecology and related conservation issues.  A major focus will be ID tips for some of our more common species.
 
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David Jennings has an academic background in wildlife ecology and conservation. David is a board member of the WA Butterfly Association.  David’s current conservation focus is on our native pollinators.  He has spent much of the last three summers crossing our state and stalking Washington’s wild bumble bees. 
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If you would like to join in electronically:

Follow this link for the live webcast of the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/4266298613
You can also phone in and get the audio only: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 426 629 8613
People will only be able to see anything during the time of the meeting

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