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Potomac Valley Audubon’s Monthly Program: Native Bees – Why They Matter and How to Provide Support
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenter: Dotti Mozden, Potomac Valley Master Naturalist
PVMN Re-Cert Eligible
Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm for our regular monthly program.
Dotti Mozden will present on Native Bees – Why They Matter and How to Provide Support
Native bees are struggling to survive in an increasingly inhospitable landscape. Except for
bumble bees, most are small and easily overlooked. This lecture will discuss their importance to
us humans as well as what to do (and not to do!) to help our bees create their next generations.
You will learn best practices for providing nesting for the “super pollinator” mason and
leafcutter bees and for creating native bee friendly spaces around homes and neighborhoods.
Dotti Mozden’s degree from Trinity College was in Biology, reflective of her wide interest in the
natural world. She has a long time fondness for bumble bees and through that interest has
become concerned about the loss of native bee nesting habitat. Dotti has immersed herself in
researching the life cycles of native mason and leafcutter bees and the opportunities and
hazards of providing them with human-created nests. Dotti is a member of PVAS and a Master
Naturalist. She readily admits to an obsession with native bees.