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Pollinator Walk

Friday, September 6, 2019

4:30 - 6:30 PM


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Enjoy a causal walk at Patrick Marsh with Susan Carpenter as we discover Wisconsin pollinators. We should see late season species (certainly the common Eastern bumble bee), including many male bees and possibly a gyne (future queen for 2020). You can learn how to spot these incredible insects and what we can do to help them. 

Where: Stein Road, Sun Prairie, WI

What to Bring: Dress for the weather. Tennis shoes or hiking boots will be useful. A water bottle and binoculars will help you enjoy the walk to its fullest. 

Our Guide: Susan Carpenter is the native plant gardener at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum. With experience in ecological restoration, plant ecology, and science education, she works with students and community volunteers to maintain and monitor a 4-acre garden representing the plant communities of southern Wisconsin. She also leads a pollinator conservation project that involves students and the public in documenting and studying native bumble bees, including the endangered rusty-patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis

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A big thank you to the sponsors of this field trip: Michael A. Dubis Financial Planning, LLC, Murphy Desmond, Grassland Media and Veridian Homes Foundation

This is a FREE event but registration is required.  

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