This past Science Chats we had fun with ecologist Michelle Rivers! Visitors swarmed the center as Michelle filled us in about our busy friends, California’s native bees. Many of us are familiar with the European honeybee but there are so many other kinds of bees that are just as busy pollinating our plants! Our 1,000+ native bee species come in all colors and sizes. California’s bio diversity is what allows us to have so many kinds and we love every single one of them!
Visitors listened as Michelle talked about species, behavior, threats, and of course, pollination. Without bees we wouldn’t have nearly as many of the products we enjoy eating!
If you missed this event don’t worry! We’ll have another one next month! Visit our events page for more information.