Dawn Szelc and Clara Aleman, LDG Co-Secretaries
The Landscape Designer’s Group met February 26, 2020, at the McLean Library. Our lecturer Sam Droege of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) provided a fascinating discussion on native bees.
Sam discussed a number of areas where new species of bees have been discovered recently. At the Mt Cuba Center seven species have been found of specific flowers. Sandy spots are good places to look for bees because many live in the sand such as at Jug Bay, MD where new species have been found that new names had to be created for them. On Assateague Island 5 species have been found that are only found there. In Baltimore, 19 species with 11 that are not native were found.
Types of bees:
Sam’s Favorite Plants
March: meeting location TBD
April 18 Kennedy Center the REACH 10am
May 9 georgetowngardenclub.dc.org for tickets …O and 31st Street
June 16 Alonso Abiganes Capital Naturalist. Alexandria. Meadow Walk at Dusk
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