Postponed--Bring Back the Pollinators: What you can do to help support bees
Get a glimpse into the amazing diversity of bees and other pollinators. Debbie Schlenoff of the Lane County Audubon Society and Aimee Code of the Xerces Society, will discuss the unique needs and behaviors of the hundreds of bee species that inhabit Oregon. They’ll describe the alarming decline in bee species and also let you know about the many opportunities to help bees survive and thrive. You’ll learn about everything from pollinator-friendly gardening to community science, and much more.
Aimee Code is the Pesticide Program Director at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Aimee (pronounced: a May) joined Xerces in 2013 where she and her team promote ecologically sound pest management. In towns and cities that includes helping parks managers and home gardeners alike reduce their use of pesticides and become more pollinator friendly. Aimee received her M.S. in Environmental Health and Toxicology from Oregon State University.
Debbie Schlenoff is conservation chair and board member of the Lane County Audubon Society, dedicated to the conservation of and education about our natural environment, with a primary focus on birds and other wildlife and their habitats. She teaches Animal Behavior and Conservation Biology at the University of Oregon and is the faculty advisor for the UO student bee-friendly committee. Debbie received her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts.