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The Buzz on the Prairie: The Status of Bumblebees at Midewin

Dates: Now - Jan. 24, 2019
Times: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30
Category: Other
Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 South State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: 815-423-6370
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Derek Rosenberger, Professor of Zoology; Anne Hughes-Wagner, Undergraduate Researcher; McKenna Conforti, Undergraduate Researcher – Olivet Nazarene University

Several species of bumblebees are declining in the Midwest, with one species, the rusty-patched bumblebee, now listed as a federally endangered species. Little has been known about the bumblebees at Midewin - come and learn about this important study of how bumblebees are using Midewin's diverse habitats.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Captain's Cove Bar and Grill
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Kayak Morris

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