The presentation at the January 15, 2013, meeting of the Austin chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be "Bumblebees of Texas" by Michael Warriner.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for socializing, munching, and general good fun. Nonmembers welcome; free admission.
Bumblebees have gone virtually unstudied in most states in this country despite their critical roles in agriculture and natural ecosystems. In the United States, there is a real need to to assess how their populations are faring and if conservation actions are needed.