The Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society invites you to their October lecture:
Pesticides and Pollinators
A Presentation by Nathalie Steinhauer
Thursday, October 9, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA, 703 642-5173
VNPS programs are free and open to the public.
No reservations are necessary for lectures.
Nathalie will talk about the effects of pesticides on pollinators, with a focus on neonicotinoids. She will cover effects of pesticide residues, pesticides found in foraged pollen, in bee hives, toxicity and sub-lethal effects on bees and other insects, and most ominously, the knowledge gaps in the industry.
Nathalie Steinhauer is a current PhD student of the vanEngelsdorp Lab at University of Maryland, department of Entomology. She graduated with a Master in Biological Sciences from Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium and with a Master Research in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from Imperial College London, UK. Her PhD project’s objectives are to apply epidemiological approaches to honeybee health and identify best management practices associated with reduced colony mortality.
Loudoun Canoe Trip
Saturday, October 11, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Algonkian Park Boat Launch
Potomac Heritage Trail, Sterling, VA
Details and registration are here: http://pecva.org/events/loudouncanoetrip
Join PEC and River and Trail Outfitters as they push off for a fun and informative trip on the beautiful Potomac River. Explore the flora and fauna and discover more about this major drinking water source for eastern Loudoun.
Whether you’ve canoed before or not, this is a great way to learn or just get more experience on the water — River and Trail Outfitters will be providing safety and paddling instructions. In addition, PEC staff will be giving an interpretive program about the watershed along the way.