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Wild Bees: Super-Pollinators! with Deborah Perkins

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine – their ecology, their behavior, and how we can all help declining wild bees in our gardens and beyond. In this highly engaging talk, topics include:

  • The ecology & behavior of our fascinating native bees
  • Habitat needs and environmental stressors
  • How you can create a high value habitat in your own dooryard, farm, field, or forestland
  • How to boost biodiversity and pollination services
  • How to experience what Deb calls “Zen and the Art of Bee Observation”

About the Speaker

Deborah Perkins is a wildlife ecologist with 25 years of experience and a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation.  She is the owner of First Light Habitats and partners with eco-minded landowners to create thriving wildlife habitats in their backyards, gardens, fields and farms, woods, or campuses – at any scale. Deb’s infectious enthusiasm and dynamic speaking style leave people feeling inspired, hopeful, and ready to take action.


April 24
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Portland Public Library