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Pollinator event on June 22 in RTP

About one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and honeybees are responsible for 80 percent of that pollination.
About one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and honeybees are responsible for 80 percent of that pollination. TNS file

The Triangle Land Conservancy is hosting a “Wild Ideas for Birds and Bees” event on June 22 in Research Triangle Park.

The event includes five speakers who will talk about birds, bees and related conservation efforts. Afterward, there will be an expo of organizations and businesses working in related fields. Honeygirl Meadery will provide mead, and Raleigh’s Gizmo Brew Works will serve its Beekeeper Honey Wheat beer. The event is 5:30-8 p.m.

The speakers include Paula Alexander of Burt’s Bees; Emily Barrett, Cary’s sustainability manager; Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder of Bee Downtown; John Gerwin, research curator of ornithology of N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences; and Laura Stroud of the Triangle Land Conservancy. The event is at The Frontier space in RTP, 800 Park Offices Drive, Durham.

The event is free, but people must register to attend at triangleland.org/explore/wild-ideas.

Andrea Weigl

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