What is all the BUZZ about pollinators? Humans depend on pollinators for about 1/3rd of our diet, and the most nutritious part of our diet including vegetables, fruits and nuts. In Colorado, we have over 900 species of bees! Even with the diversity of pollinators, populations around the world are declining. How can we support and protect them? This class will talk about common pollinators including native bees, their basic biology, how to develop pollinator habitat, the facts on stinging insects and what we can do to support our pollinators locally.
Lisa loves to teach about entomology, trees, plants, gardening and our local ecosystems! She has been the Horticulture Agent in Arapahoe County for Colorado State University Extension since 2018. Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Entomology from Colorado State University (CSU). Her research focused on using citizen science to monitor native bees in urban areas. She started a citizen science program called Native Bee Watch, which became a statewide program in 2020. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree from CSU double majoring in forestry and theatre. For a decade, she worked at the Colorado State Forest Service headquarters office in Fort Collins office managing the publications program and other statewide outreach and education programs.