Lecture Series: Dr. Merle Shepard

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Date(s) - 05/08/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Charleston Museum

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May 8 – Dr. Merle Shepard; Emeritus Professor of Entomology Clemson Univ.
Native Pollinators: Their Value, Diversity and Conservation

Native pollinators are critical to the environment and economy.  Nearly 75% of all flowering plants exist because of native pollinating species and 3 out of every 4 bites of food are brought to you by a pollinating species.   In both natural and agricultural ecosystems, billions of dollars of “ecosystem services” are provided by pollinators.  Yet many of both native and cultivated pollinators are in serious decline.  This lecture will explore diversity of pollinating species in the Lowcountry, the causes for their decline, and how we might modify the environment to increase their numbers and biodiversity.

Free to CHS Members / $10 for non-members at the door