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Hybrid WN@tL: “The WiBee app: The Wisconsin Wild Bee community-science project to count and learn about bees!”
July 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Claudio Gratton, Entomology
Description: Wisconsin is home to over 400 species of wild bees that are important pollinators of both wildflowers and crop plants such as apples, berries, melons, squash, and cucumbers. Tracking pollinator activity can help inform local conservation and pollination management practices to improve crop yield or quality. But wild bees vary a lot across the landscape and through the growing season so we need lots of data from all over the state in order to understand when and where wild bees occur in the landscape. The WiBee App is a new citizen science smartphone app designed for growers, gardeners, and nature enthusiasts to conduct short pollinator surveys on flowers and blooming crops. Join us to learn about bees and how you can participate in this state-wide project on Wisconsin’s wild bees.
Bio: Claudio Gratton has been a professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2003. His research group focuses on the landscape ecology of beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes with an emphasis on bees, butterflies, and ladybugs. When he is not working, Claudio can often be found perfecting his homemade pizza recipe or cheering on his hometown soccer team, AS Roma.
Explore More: https://pollinators.wisc.edu/wibee/
If you’ll be watching the Zoom for the first time, please register for the WN@TL Zoom at go.wisc.edu/240r59.
If you’ve already registered for a previous WN@TL zoom this year, you’re good—you don’t have to register again.
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WN@TL begins at 7:00pm Central.
You can also watch the web stream at the WN@TL YouTube channel.
Here are the components of the WN@TL User’s Guide:
1. The live WN@TL seminar, every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, at 7pm CT in Room 1111 Genetics Biotech Center and on Zoom at go.wisc.edu/240r59
2. The WN@TL YouTube channel
3. WN@TL on the University Place broadcast channel of PBS Wisconsin
4. WN@TL on the University Place website
Park for a small fee in Lot 20, 1390 University Avenue, Madison, WI