What's the Buzz? The People-Plant-Pollinator Connection

Program Details

Date and Time:

November 17, 2019 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Cordaville Hall, Southborough


Dr. Robert J. Gegear, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth



For almost two decades, pollinators have been declining at an unprecedented rate. These declines pose a significant threat to environmental health. Biologist Dr. Robert J. Gegear will describe his research on bumblebees and will discuss why native plants are important for our ecosystems. 

RSVP requested for planning purposes.

Dr. Gegear is a professor at UMass Dartmouth and founder of the Beecology Project, an initiative to protect native bumblebees through citizen science. Learn more about his research: Gegear Lab.

This program is sponsored by the Native Pollinator Task Force of the MetroWest Conservation Alliance. The MCA is a collaboration of land trusts, local conservation commissions, and other groups that work together to improve ecological health of the 36 communities around the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.