Join Bee Blitz June 17 at Creek Bend Nature Center

Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Posted6/13/2018 9:23 PM

Join the Forest Preserve District of Kane County's Natural Resources team for a "Bee Blitz" from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.

Learn about monitoring local bee populations via photography. After instruction in general bee identification and monitoring protocol, we'll go out into the prairie to get photographic data. You'll be assigned a predetermined monitoring spot for photographing the bees. You can use the camera on your phone, a digital SLR, or any digital camera.

Restoration ecologist will then upload all the data collected. This "Bee Blitz" will provide baseline data that will help guide future management decisions.

"Learn From the Experts" programs are for ages 18 and older. Advance registration is required. There is no fee for this program. Call (630) 444-3190 or email to register.

Creek Bend Nature Center is within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

Learn from the Experts programs are taught by experts in their respective fields and offer in-depth learning opportunities about our local ecology. The programs are offered through a partnership by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, St. Charles Park District and Geneva Park District.

To view the full roster of forest preserve district nature programs, visit Follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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