Webinar and Virtual Meeting
Thursday, March 25 - 7 p.m.
Topic: Diversity in Florida Native Bees

Hernando Audubon Society
Established 1959

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Dr. William Lester | photo provided by the presenter
Green metallic sweat bee   | Tyler Jones
About the Presentation:

Did you know that there are over 300 species of native bees in Florida? Many are solitary and live underground, but they still perform as many (or more) important environmental duties as honeybees. Learn some of the major groups of native Florida bees and how to attract them to your property.

William J. Lester, Ph.D.

Dr. William Lester holds a graduate degree in Plant Medicine from the University of Florida and currently works for UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County. Combining a mix of horticultural knowledge and management skills, his current responsibilities include teaching the public and working closely with county and professional clients. As a frequent guest on radio and writing for local newspapers, his goal is to put complex scientific findings into language that can be understood by school age children and the public alike.

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