Dale, Tomme and Sam teamed up to organize this wonderful event at the Riverview Launch in Kalamazoo, just in time for spring. Ann Fraser from Kalamazoo College gave a very good presentation on the importance, habits, and life cycles of native bees (and other pollinators), and afterward we all got to assemble cool little bee-condos made from reclaimed lumber and stuffed with repurposed “invasive” phragmites reeds. Thanks to Sam and Tomme for all the prep work they did with cutting and drilling the lumber, and to Dale for getting such a great venue and speaker. Excellent turnout (hopefully lots of new friends and allies) and beautiful weather, if a bit windy, I think it’s safe to say a fun time was had by all!
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