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Series: Native Bees of Texas

October 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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One event on October 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Bumblebee on fall obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)
Bumblebee on fall obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Why are native bees such a buzz-worthy topic? These magnificent, hard-working insects are diverse, fascinating and vital to landscapes. In this 3-part series learn about bee ecosystems, morphology, behavior and society, nesting habits, diets and how to tell bees from wannabees (mimics). Taking place during the annual Texas Pollinator Bioblitz, this series is the perfect way to share your observations with your community through iNaturalist. We’ll talk conservation too!

This 3-part series will take place partially online and partially in person. Classes listed as in person will only take place at the Wildflower Center and will not include a Zoom link. Classes listed as online will only take place via Zoom and will not include an in-person element. See the class schedule for more details.


  • October 11, 3 – 5:30 p.m.: Online Lecture
    The first part of this series will cover the biology of bees and the keys to identifying the many different species of native bees in Texas.
  • October 13, 1 – 3:30 p.m.: Online Lab
    In the second part of this series, we’ll take an up-close look at various specimens of different native bees.
  • October 16, 1 – 2:30 p.m.:  In-person Tour
    Our series will conclude with a day in the gardens looking for bees and identifying the different species as they buzz about, enjoying the nectar of various native plants.

Register for Series

$45 per person for the series
Members receive a discount on registration; learn about membership here.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Online classes will be held via Zoom. Participants will receive an email with the link for the Zoom meeting prior to the event. Make sure you have Zoom installed and set up to participate.

In-person classes will take place throughout our gardens here at the Wildflower Center. Masks are optional. Please review our Safety Guidelines before your class.

Laurel Treviño

Laurel Treviño

Laurel Treviño os the outreach coordinator for the Jha Lab at The University of Texas at Austin. She does research and public engagement on plants and pollinators. She likes restoring native vegetation around her Hill Country eco-house. She has a B.S. in Biology from UNAM Mexico; and masters in Botany and Wildland Resource Sciences from UC Berkeley.


October 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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