Monday, August 25, 2014

Wild Ones Invitation to Neonicotinoid Lecture

    Dr. Vera Krischik, Entomologist: “Neonicotinyl Insecticides and Bees -- Is the Threat Real?” 

    Thursday, September 11th, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm 
    Join us for socializing and Ginger's treats at 6:30pm 
    FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater  Click for a MapFree and open to the public.

    Honey bees and our native bees, such as bumble bees, pollinate 30% of the plants that produce the vegetables, fruits, and nuts that we consume. Bees pollinate native plants that require seed to sustain future populations. These seeds and fruits from native plants are fed on by many animals, from birds to bears. Both native bees and managed honey bees are in decline. The causes are complex, and we can make a difference by ensuring our landscapes and management practices are bee-friendly.

    Noted bee researcher Dr. Vera Krischik, will discuss why bees are in decline, how systemic neonicotinyl insecticides contribute to bee decline, and how we can choose bee-friendly flowers and protect bees from insecticides. This is an important topic and we are excited to have Dr Krischik as our speaker. Please join us for her presentation.

    Dr Vera Krischik is a tenured Faculty in the Entomology Department of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. Among her many responsibilities she is director of CUES: Center for Sustainable Urban Ecosystems that promote natural resource management.

    Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.

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