Friday, April 26, 2019, 1-4pm - Native Spring Bees with Gordon Fitch

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Hike Location: 
County Farm Park - Medford Pavilion
The spring ephemerals are emerging and the early bees are out! Join U of M bee researcher Gordon Fitch to learn about the diverse ecologies of spring-flying bees. Get tips on how you can support these important pollinators, and learn how you can effectively and non-destructively monitor bee populations.

With support from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

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Hike Facilitator: 
Gordon Fitch
Gordon is a PhD student at UM, studying how human land use - particularly agriculture and urbanization - affects interactions between plants and pollinators. His research takes him to community gardens across southeast Michigan, as well as coffee farms in southern Mexico. He has previously worked as a community organizer and middle school science teacher, and is passionate about promoting scientific literacy and interest in the natural world.