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More PrintFebruary 12, 2019 11:00 amMilwaukee Public Museum800 W Wells St, Milwaukee WI414-278-2728www.mpm.edu/lunchlecture The Bees of the Southern Lake Michigan Region: An Ecological and Faunistic Monograph February 12, 2019 Summary Get a taste of some of the great research happening in Milwaukee during our Lunch & Lecture presentations.Take an optional guided pre-lecture docent tour, explore […]

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February 12, 2019 11:00 am

Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells St, Milwaukee WI

The Bees of the Southern Lake Michigan Region: An Ecological and Faunistic Monograph
February 12, 2019

Summary
Get a taste of some of the great research happening in Milwaukee during our Lunch & Lecture presentations.Take an optional guided pre-lecture docent tour, explore the topic du jour with an MPM curator or special guest, and if you’re hungry for more, stay for a great lunch.

The ecological relationship that has developed between bees and flowering plants — food acquisition and pollination — is a topic of rich study. Geographically rare bee species, unknown to occur in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, have been discovered during the recent collecting efforts and are significant in that their natural histories have been refined. Notwithstanding the numerous factors accelerating the decline of bees, such as habitat loss, climate change, pesticides/herbicides, diseases, and parasites, the intactness of natural-area remnants or habitats is where the bulk of bee diversity resides today. Hear from Laura Rericha-Anchor, Wildlife Biologist II at Forest Preserve District of Cook County in Elgin, IL and Research Associate at Conservation Research Institute in Cedarburg, WI.
Cost: $25 per person; $19 for members
Lecture Only: $5; FREE for members and students
Docent Tour: $4 per person; $2 for members. Tours are capped at 25 people.

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