We all know about the European honeybee, but what about the native bees that live here in Santa Clara Valley? These local insects help pollinate our ornamental and edible plants, too! Once you know what to look for,
you’ll learn to recognize over a dozen bee species that live in our urban setting ̶ especially among locally-growing native plants. Find out how planting even a few select natives can enrich your garden and attract even more bees.
John Kehoe is a longtime member of CNPS as well as the Xerces Society. He is passionate about the natural world and is a lead volunteer as well as a board member of the nonprofit Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project (UNAREP). He is also a regular volunteer at various CNPS functions. His research interests include studying native bees and their relationships with native plants. He shares these interests by way of his photography on Flickr, CalPhotos, Bumble Bee Watch, and on his YouTube channel, He frequently posts on iNaturalist, especially on the California Pollination Project.
How to attend: Most of our lectures take place Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Our talks are live- streamed simultaneously to Zoom and YouTube. To view talks, watch our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/c/CNPSSantaClaraValley (no registration needed) or join on Zoom by registering at the Zoom link provided in each lecture’s description. Recordings of past talks can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.
|Fri Jan 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM|
Keying with Natives: Basics of Plant Morphology
|Fri Jan 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM|
Members’ Night & Photo Group Meeting: Plant Adventures in a Pandemic (Part II)
|Wed Feb 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM|
Picking the Perfect Plants for your Garden with Calscape
|Tue Feb 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
|Wed Feb 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM|
Favorite Native Plant Books and Resources, Panel Presentation and Interactive Discussion
|Fri Feb 11 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM|
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
|Sun Feb 13 @10:00AM - 04:00PM|
Montara Mountain San Pedro Valley County Park (Pacifica)
|Fri Feb 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM|
Keying with Natives: Basics of Plant Taxonomy
|Sat Feb 19 @10:00AM - 02:00PM|
Joint Chapter Hike to South Slope Walk on San Bruno Mountain (South SF)