Tonight’s show is about pollination and the wild and managed pollinators that provide this important ecosystem service. Our producer and host is Kaitlin Stack Whitney and our show was engineered by Dennis Shaffer.
Our guests are Dr. Christina Locke, a postdoctoral researcher, and Kiley Friedrich, a graduate student – both in the entomology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They recently sat down with Kaitlin and shared about their research and how you can help protect pollinators wherever you are.
Learn more about Wisconsin’s pollinator plan in progress here: http://gratton.entomology.
Learn how to ID native pollinators in your backyard from Dr. Rachel Mallinger’s spring bee guide: http://energy.wisc.edu/bee-guide/
Find out when public meetings about pollinators are happening: https://dane.legistar.com/
And check out more information on the pollinator citizen science project spearheaded by the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology – and their June 14th workshop at the UW Arboretum – here: http://wisconbio.org/citizen-