Saturday, January 28, 2012

FNHA annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012, includes presentation on bumblebees and other pollinators on northwest Arkansas prairie sites by Amber Tripodi, a doctoral candidate in entomology at the University of Arkansas: Non-members welcome free and all invited to become members

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Amber Tripodi (left) and Bob Caulk laugh with members of the Fayetteville Natural History Association during question and answer session after Tripodi's lecture on bumblebees and other pollinators.

Members of Fayettevillle Natural History Association enjoy Amber Tripodi's lecture Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Fayetteville Public Library

Amber Tripodi (left) Cindi Cope (center) Bruce Shackleford (right) with favorite kitten: Photo by Aubrey James Shepherd

Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 29
2:00 pm
Fayetteville Public Library
Henry Board Room 

Our featured speaker will be Amber Tripodi, a doctoral candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Entomology at the University of Arkansas.  Amber’s research on bee populations and habitat has focused on prairie-restoration sites in Fayetteville, comparing the bee populations in the Lake Fayetteville prairie-restoration area, Paul Noland sewage-treatment site, Woolsey Wet Prairie adjacent to Fayetteville's westside sewage-treatment plantand World Peace Wetland Prairie with those on small farms, undeveloped lots and roadside tracts throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Although Amber also studies carpenter bees, other native bees and flower flies and honey bees, her focus is on various species of bumblebees and the plants that support them. Her fast-paced and educational presentation will leave you wondering how a subject like
bees can be so interesting and exciting.  Amber's knowledge is vast and her enthusiasm is absolutely contagious!

A brief business meeting will include election of officers for the upcoming year.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Thanks to Sara Caulk for sharing FNHA information.

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