06 Aug '11, 3pm

2 New Bee Species Discovered on Oklahoma Preserve ~ #Eco #bees #wildlife #insects #biodiversity #newspecies

2 New Bee Species Discovered on Oklahoma Preserve ~ #Eco #bees #wildlife #insects #biodiversity #newspecies

There haven’t been many positive stories about bees in the news lately. But in 2008 a bee inventory and monitoring program began at The Nature Conservancy’s Four Canyon Preserve in Oklahoma which has found two species new to science. The following is a guest post written by Mike Arduser which explains the important roles bees play in the ecosystem and the two species that have been found. Mr. Arduser is a natural history biologist and insect Heritage biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation . He has authored or co-authored a number of popular and technical publications on bees and pollination ecology and is working on a book about tallgrass prairie bees. Bees are essential organisms in most terrestrial natural communities because of the pollination services they provide to plants. While many other insect groups visit flowers and some of these (like butterflie...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/08/2-new-bee-species-discover...

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Two New Bee Species Discovered

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