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The third lecture of the 2014-2015 lecture series will be held at the Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’arcy Street, Cobourg.

The lecture will be on Thursday February 12, 2015. Doors open at 7:00 PM for light refreshments and the lecture starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge for the evening.

The theme of Susan Chan’s presentation will be pollinators in Northumberland.

Susan will introduce some of the native bees of Ontario through photographs and describe their fascinating behaviour and importance. She will describe how to create habitat for these bees in a variety of contexts and will discuss the role of neonicotinoid pesticides in the decline of bees and other pollinators.

Susan Chan is an advocate for native pollinators and is the author of A Landowner’s Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators in Ontario. She has made many presentations across Ontario to a wide variety of audiences on the subject of pollinator conservation. Susan has an academic background in Agriculture (McGill University), education (U.W.O.) , and a Master of Science degree in pollination biology from Guelph University. Susan manages the Native Pollinators Program at the regional not-for-profit organization, Farms at Work. She is also an active beekeeper, executive member of Central Ontario Beekeepers Association, lecturer at Fleming College and Trent University, cofounder of the Lakefield Farmers’ Market and owner of Ten for Joy Farm, She and her family live near Lakefield.

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