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River Partners Visits with Pollinator Expert

A flowering native elderberry shrub, as pictured, is a food source for native bees as well as the host plant of the threatened valley elderberry longhorn beetle. Photo by River Partners staff.

In an effort to improve restoration designs, River Partners’ Ecology staff invited Dr. Neal Williams, a UC Davis pollinator expert, to talk about his work on the ecological and economic importance of native bees within the context of restored natural habitat. After hearing about Dr. Williams’ recent research, River Partners hosted him at several restoration sites to talk about how to enhance pollinator success and monitor for pollinator usage.

The above article originally appeared in the June 2010 issue of the River Partners Journal.