Join us at Westerly Land Trust’s Barlow Nature Center (Westerly, RI) to hear about the research my lab is working on, learn how to identify green bees, taste some honey, and pick up some Pollinator Lab swag!

Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The event is open to the public but online registration is required, follow this link to register!

Part research presentation, part happy hour, this event will be relatively informal. Please feel free to stay for as little or as much time as you’d like. I will begin with a short introduction to my lab and the questions we are interested in but after that, attendees will be invited to mingle while learning about bees and butterflies.

Interactive components

Honey tasting
Rachael Bonoan

Learn how to identify green bees
Courtney Caccamo (UG ’23)

Poster presentations

Floral nutritional value and plant-pollinator interactions in Providence, RI
Gracey Sorensen (UG ’23), Maggie Ritchie (UG ’25)

Honey bee nutritional content through the ages
Kaitlyn Bresnahan (UG ’25)

Diversity of bees in trees on an urban college campus
Aidan Castricone (UG ’24)

Effect of decreased snowpack on a rare butterfly’s host plant
Caitlin McHugh (UG ’24), Breelyn Gilbert (UG ’24)

Effect of dietary protein on honey bee pollen foraging behavior
Katherine Burke (UG ’24), Gracey Sorensen (UG ’23), Caitlin McHugh (UG ’24)

Learn more about the Westerly Land Trust and their upcoming events at this link.