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Vermont’s Wild Bees: past, present, and future with Spencer Hardy (IN-PERSON)

March 8, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Vermont’s Wild Bees: past, present, and future
Wednesday, March 8 | 6:30 – 8 pm | FREE
IN PERSON (Tickets Required: Register Here)

Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2023 Winter Presentation Series

Four years ago, no one knew how many species of bees were in Vermont, nor anything about the abundance of the vast majority of bee species.  After combing fields, forests, and museum collections around the state, we now know there are more than 350 species of bees in Vermont. The new State of Vermont’s Bees provides the first detailed look at the conservation status and needs of these important pollinators. Included in this presentation will be advice and suggestions for improving the habitat in your community, through both consumer decisions and land management. 

About Spencer Hardy: Spencer grew up exploring the rivers and hills of eastern Vermont, fascinated by the seemingly endless biodiversity in this small state. Originally a die-hard birder, he has expanded to other taxonomic groups as well as developed an interest in growing food and propagating native plants. Since 2019 he has coordinated the Vermont Wild Bee Survey with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, crisscrossing the state and puzzling over microscopic differences to better understand the bee diversity here.

Tickets Required – Register Here

About Naturalist Journeys 2023:
Presentations are on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this winter, and are a mixture of in-person or online presentations.
In-person presentations will require free tickets this year. In-person events will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
All online events will be held via Zoom.

Naturalist Journeys is made possible by our sponsors:


Hunger Mountain Coop
802 Coffee
Onion River Outdoors
Capitol Copy
Edward Jones Office of Keith LaCroix
Concept 2
Union Mutual

Northfield Savings Bank
Washington Electric Co-op


March 8, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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