Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6PM
Speaker: Sam Droege
An Introduction to Maryland's Other Bees
St. Bartholomew's Parish Hall
4713 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD.
Beewatching. Yes, its a thing, and something that can add enjoyment in the 3 seasons
that flowers bloom. We have in the neighborhood of 450 bee species in Maryland,
they inhabit all our habitats including saltmarshes and come in as many diverse sizes
and shapes as the flowers they co-evolved with. We will introduce you to the bees
(both native and honey) with plenty of high definition photographs and point you in the
direction of how to use your binoculars when beewatching. You learn more by
following the Native Bee Lab on Instagram @USGSBIML
Sam Droege grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland, received an undergraduate degree at
the University of Maryland and a Master’s at the State University of New York –
Syracuse. Most of his career has been spent at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research
Center. He has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program,
developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the Bioblitz, Cricket
Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and works on the design and evaluation of
monitoring programs. Currently his team is running an inventory and monitoring
program for native bees, developing tools and techniques manuals, along with online
identification guides for North American bees at www.discoverlife.org, reviving the
North American Bird Phenology Program, and producing public domain hi-resolution
photographs of bees, insects, and flowers @USGSBIML.
Cost: $10.00 per person for dinner and the program, $13.00 if you would like a glass
of wine or a beer with dinner.
Reservations: We ask that you reserve your meal ticket(s) in advance so we can plan
for food—call (443) 423-1847—leave your name, telephone number, and number of
people; specify if you prefer vegetarian sauce.
Please send checks payable to the Chesapeake Audubon Society, PO Box 3173,
Baltimore, MD 21228.
Directions: Take Baltimore beltway to exit 15A (Rte. 40, Baltimore National Pike
east, towards Baltimore.) Take Rte. 40 about 2 miles, just past the convergence of
Route 40 and Edmondson Ave. The Church is on the right.
We are again extremely fortunate to have a local guitarist and songwriter, Sean
McCahill, performing for your listening pleasure
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Chesapeake Audubon Society Board Meetings
Board meetings, which are open to our members and interested
individuals, are usually held the first Wednesday of even numbered months
unless otherwise announced.
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if you are interested in attending.