JDCF, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is hosting an informational workshop covering native bees in the Jo Daviess County area. Topics to be discussed include; native bee ecology and life history, sampling techniques and photography, and efforts to conserve native bees, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Please join us to learn about native bees, sites in Illinois being managed for native bees, and what you can do to help these and other wildlife species in your area. Refreshments and lunch provided! Speakers will include Wedge Watkins, Former Regional Pollinator Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Retired), Angella Moorehouse, Biologist with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, and Andrew DiAllesandro, Private Lands Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Following the morning session in the field, the group will head to Chestnut Mountain Resort for lunch and presentations. The workshop is free but RSVP’s are needed by Friday, July 27th to firstname.lastname@example.org.