Who doesn’t want to learn more about the Birds and the Bees? You’ll get your chance at our Annual Meeting on October 18t at 7 p.m. at the Hillside Club (2286 Cedar St.). Our keynote speakers will be Oliver James, author and illustrator of Birds of Berkeley; and Prof. Gordon Frankie, a co-author of Common Bees in California Gardens.
The evening will open with a very brief business meeting to elect board members, followed by path builder Steve Glaeser’s ever-popular slideshow that reviews all the amazing work our dedicated volunteers have accomplished in the last year.
Oliver James will start our featured presentation, introducing us to our feathered neighbors with slides from his exquisitely illustrated book. A Berkeley native, Oliver studied Biology and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, from which he received a B.A. in 2014. He has been an avid birder since the age of five and led a very popular birding walk for the Path Wanderers last spring.
Acclaimed local bee expert Prof. Gordon Frankie then will discuss the importance of our local bees and what we can do to protect them. He is a UC Berkeley professor and research entomologist in the Division of Insect Biology in the College of Natural Resources. He speicalizes in the behavor of solitary bees in the wildland and urban environments of California and Costa Rica.
This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us!