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Green Newton Series: Are Pollinators Being Supported in Newton? (Virtual)

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Join Professor Richard Primack for this program that follows up on last month’s session on The Importance of Bees: Native Bees and Honey Bees. Professor Primack will present the results of a recent field survey of Newton’s pollinator community carried out by a team of  Boston University undergrads under his direction. The Newton survey was designed to determine:


  • What major plants were being used by European honey bees and native pollinators
  • Whether honeybees were outcompeting native pollinators
  • If pollinator gardens are benefitting native pollinators
  • If honeybees tended to visit cultivated plants and native pollinators tended to visit wild plants


The lecture will be illustrated with photos and videos of Newton’s pollinators in action. This program is part of the Green Newton Series presented in partnership with Green Newton. 


Richard Primack is a Professor of Plant Ecology at Boston University and a lifelong Newton resident.  His current research involves studying the effects of climate change on the flowering times of wildflowers and the leaf out times of trees.  He is the author of university textbooks in Conservation Biology and the popular book Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods. To place a reserve on Walden Warming, click this link.  


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Thursday, April 27, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Ellen Meyers