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UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center to hold roadside prairie plantings and pollinator conservation seminar
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center will hold the Roadside Prairie Plantings and Pollinator Conservation seminar at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. The event is free and open to the public.
Jennifer Hopwood will share her research concerning bee populations in restored roadside prairies. Hopwood is associated with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a national nonprofit organization focusing on protecting invertebrates and their habitat.
Through her research, Hopwood has found that roadsides restored with native vegetation have significantly greater bee abundance and species richness than those with weedy vegetation. She will discuss how roadside prairie reconstruction can help conserve these pollinators.
This seminar is part of the Tallgrass Prairie Center's Natural Resource Research and Management seminar series. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at (319) 273-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.