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GNPS Meeting and Program

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

GNPS March Meeting Thursday

Becky Griffin: Why We Need Native Bees
UGA Community & School Garden Coordinator

There are over 500 native bee species In Georgia and they are an important, though often overlooked, part of our ecosystem. This presentation will introduce gardeners to several of these native bees. Participants will learn about the valuable eco-services these bees provide; explore their nesting and foraging habitat; and discover how to make a landscape bee-friendly. Due to the limited lifetime of these bees, it is truly possible for thoughtful gardeners to make a real difference toward insect conservation.

Becky works with Extension agents across the state helping create successful gardens. As a Georgia certified beekeeper, Becky believes in emphasizing the ecosystem of the garden and frequently teaches workshops on beneficial entomology and integrated pest management. In 2018 she was part of the UGA Trees for Bees Team. Becky is also the coordinator of the 2019 Great Georgia Pollinator Census and enjoys pollinator insect research. To learn more, Visit Becky’s work

Please note this meeting is THURSDAY night, NOT our regular Tuesday night.

The presentation begins at 7 o’clock. Car poolers earn discount parking vouchers. Meetings are always FREE and open to the public. Tell the Atlanta Botanical Gardens staff you’re there for the GNPS meeting and the garden entrance fee will be waived.


March 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
(404) 876-5859

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