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Science Distilled: The Birds and the Bees

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
IMBÎB Custom Brews, 785 E. 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89502

How do raptors, butterflies, and flowers secretly govern the ecosystems around them?

Have you ever wondered how raptors like Red-tailed hawks change their lives to exist in urban areas? Justin White is conducting studies to understand how these hawks adapt to life in the city, and how people develop relationships with them. Matt Forister has been working to translate over 40 years of data into a meaningful and dynamic picture of insect communities in the western US are responding to changing local and global conditions. Anne Leonard will talk about her work on the hidden complexity of flowers and bees. We all know flowers can be colorful, scented, and patterned, but how have these signaling strategies evolved to manipulate the behavior of bee pollinators? And how about the nutritional offering of floral rewards – why do some flowers offer pollen, others nectar, and many both?

Doors open at 7:00pm, presentation begins at 7:30pm

Ages: 21+

Admission: $10 The Discovery Members, $15 Nonmembers

Students age 21 and older may purchase tickets at the member price.

Click here to purchase tickets. For more information on the series, click here.

Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.

Presented with support from: Reno News & Review