Torrance class to introduce some of its more unusual pollinators

April 11, 2017 by  

Bees are a pollinator familiar to everyone, but during an upcoming Torrance event, the public will have a chance to meet some of the other creatures that help to ensure the next generation of plants.

The Peculiar Pollinators class will explore some insects and other animals that feed on pollen and otherwise help to fertilize flowers. Attendees will learn how to identify these creatures and also about the vital role they play in their respective ecosystems. Connie Vadheim, who is a professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, will facilitate the session, and it will include a walk through the Nature Center’s Native Plant Garden so they can observe them in their natural habitat.

The class is best suited to adults, and each person who participates will receive a handout that provides additional details about the topics that were covered. A printer can supply digital copying services, which can be used to produce copies of instructional materials, to anyone who organizes a function such as this. No fee will be charged to take part in this ecofriendly activity, but donations made to the center will be greatly appreciated.

Peculiar Pollinators has been scheduled for May 6 at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, which is located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo. Anyone who wishes to find out more is invited to visit the city’s website.

http://www.torranceca.gov/events/webevent.plx?cmd=showevent;token=guest.409d74ee538268e9467021c40afc35c6;eventID=151168

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