The University of Arizona’s Dr. Stephen Buchmann, scientist, author and photographer, opens our eyes to the diverse world of bees in the Sonoran Desert in this illustrated talk at Tohono Chul Park on Friday, June 25th at 7pm in Education Center #1. This event is free.

Describing their natural history and ways of life, he introduces us to miners, leafcutters, masons and cuckoos, from the world’s smallest bee to gentle giant carpenter bees. A leader in The Pollinator Partnership, Dr. Buchmann also explains the latest findings on Colony Collapse Disorder in honey bees and shines the spotlight on what is happening to our nation’s bees, especially recent alarming declines in bumble bee populations.

When was the last time you saw a bumble bee in Tucson?

Please contact Tohono Chul Park with any questions about the event. Tohono Chul Park is located at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, one stoplight west of the intersection at Oracle and Ina.