Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2017 7:30 PM

Description

The United States is home to about 4,000 species of native bees, and many are critically important due to the pollination services they provide (Buchman & Nabhan 1996). Most of these are inconspicuous, solitary bees that nest in the ground. In recent years, a number of bee species have been shown to be in decline (Burkle 2013). Due to these declines, it is important to study and provide habitat for local bee populations.

As a result of periodic mowing, the surroundings of the A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport in Nacogdoches County, Texas provide a grassy, prairie-like habitat that results in a high diversity of wildflowers. This site may contain high bee diversity as well. In order to explore this possibility, a survey of bees at this location was conducted in the late summer and fall of 2016.

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Apr 18th, 4:00 PM Apr 18th, 7:30 PM

The Bees of A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport, Nacogdoches, Texas

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

The United States is home to about 4,000 species of native bees, and many are critically important due to the pollination services they provide (Buchman & Nabhan 1996). Most of these are inconspicuous, solitary bees that nest in the ground. In recent years, a number of bee species have been shown to be in decline (Burkle 2013). Due to these declines, it is important to study and provide habitat for local bee populations.

As a result of periodic mowing, the surroundings of the A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport in Nacogdoches County, Texas provide a grassy, prairie-like habitat that results in a high diversity of wildflowers. This site may contain high bee diversity as well. In order to explore this possibility, a survey of bees at this location was conducted in the late summer and fall of 2016.