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May 12
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

By May, spring will have arrived across the US and with it, many bees will be emerging and seeking out places to forage and nest -- and you might be surprised at how many different species can be found in gardens, parks, and other green spaces across our neighborhoods and hometowns. Matthew Shepherd, Director of Outreach & Education, will introduce you to commonly encountered bees, with notes on their diversity and behaviors, how to identify them, and their habitat needs.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Closed Captioning will be available during this webinar.

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Matthew Shepherd

Director of Outreach and Education - The Xerces Society

Matthew has worked for the Xerces Society since 1999, initially at the vanguard of a new movement to protect pollinators, and subsequently on endangered species and a range of other projects. He has been editor of Wings Magazine since the fall 1999 issue, and in recent years his role shifted into communications full time as the Society grew. Matthew’s conservation career began in England and took him to Kenya before his arrival in the United States. After completing a master's of science in land resource management, Matthew managed National Trust lands in Oxfordshire, established a successful community-based conservation program in Essex, and helped to create Samphire Hoe, an award-winning nature park at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover. During a VSO placement in Kenya, he worked with local communities and government agencies to improve the management of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, on the coast north of Mombasa.