Save the Date! Butterflies & Bees That Need Trees Webinar, June 22

You are invited to a Baltimore County Forestry Board sponsored webinar during Pollinator Week!

Celebrate National Pollinator Week by learning about the unique relationships between local butterflies and bees that feast on trees. We’ll explore basic butterfly and bee biology and then will focus on local trees that can be planted to help butterflies and bees.

This meeting will be held on Zoom and a temporary recording will be provided to all registrants. A live transcript will be available via Zoom. 

Title: Butterflies & Bees That Need Trees. Presenter: Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist, MD Department of Natural Resources. Date: Tuesday, June 22. Time: 6:30 PM. Pollinator Week information: bit.ly/wildacres21.

Registration: Click here to register for this free zoom webinar 

Pollinator webinar poster for Butterflies & Bees That Need Trees

Fresh Air Podcast with Ecologist Suzanne Simard: The Social Lives of Trees

Simard-Finding the Mother Tree-Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest“Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees are “social creatures” that communicate with each other in remarkable ways — including warning each other of danger and sharing nutrients at critical times. Her book is ‘Finding the Mother Tree.'” Click here to go to the podcast.

Read: Do Trees Talk to Each Other?, Richard Grant, photographs by Diana Markosian, Smithsonian Magazine, March 2018. Image of Suzanne Simard by D. Markosian, Smithsonian Magazine.

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Suzanne Simard, image taken 2018 by D. Markosian, Smithsonian Magazine.

In addition, read The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature, 1), by Peter Wohlleben (Author), Jane Billinghurst (Translator), Tim Flannery, Greystone Books; First English Language Edition, 8th Printing (September 13, 2016).