Green Corner: Bee Research & Wildflower Stewardship

. February 1, 2017.

Bee Doctors

Honey bees are one of many native Michigan species that play a pivotal role in the state’s ecosystem. Eastern Apicultural Society master beekeepers visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Joined by a U-M grad student who will discuss research on native bee populations in Detroit. The talk, Bee Nutrition and Bee Health, is for beekeepers and “newbees” curious about the pollinators.

Tuesday, February 14. 7pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
734-647-7600 | lsa.umich.edu/mbg
Free

Protect Michigan’s wildflowers

Show invasive species who’s boss with the Stewardship Workday: World Wetlands Day. In honor of World Wetlands Day, discover the Barton Nature Area’s wetlands that are usually inaccessible in the warm months. Protect the native wetland plants (wildflowers including Michigan lily and turtlehead) and promote biodiversity by removing crowding invasive species. Participants will use hand tools to remove the invaders and should dress for the weather. Participants are asked to meet at the south end of the park, in the parking lot off of Lake Shore Dr.

Saturday, February 4. 1pm
Barton Nature Area, 
W Huron River Dr.
734-794-6627 | a2gov.org
Free

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