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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Colorado bees in Cafe Botanique, Thursday May 17, 6:30 p.m.

(Coelioxys sp.- Photo: Diane M Wilson)

Colorado Bees: 946 species and counting
Virginia Scott, Entomology Collections Manager, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

The Bees of Colorado, the first compilation of the bee species that occur in Colorado, was published in September 2011.  At that time, 946 bee species were documented from our state however, science is not stagnant.  Come learn about the incredible diversity of bees in Colorado, the history behind The Bees of Colorado, and the knowledge that has been gained during the past nine months. 

Virginia Scott is the Collections Manager of the Entomology Section of the University of Colorado, Museum of Natural History in Boulder. Her interest in native bees was sparked thirty years ago during her undergraduate years at Michigan State University where she studied the nesting biology of yellow-faced and leaf cutting bees.
  
Café Botanique is a part of the Botanical Art and Illustration Program and is open to everybody. The 30-40 minute talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a discussion. Café Botanique generally meets every  third Thursday of the month, each time with a different topic relating to Denver Botanic Gardens’ Botanical Illustration program. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged. This lecture offers one elective credit hour in the Botanical Illustration program. Suggested donation $5.
Thursday, May 17
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall

6:30 – 8 p.m.

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