Wildflowers and Pollinators: Dr. Inouye’s 45 Year Study

By Patrick Dooling 2 years agoNo Comments
Join WSCC, CHC, and the Paonia Library for a fascinating talk from Dr. David Inouye!
From the Paonia Library – Dr. David Inouye will talk about the research he has done on wildflowers and pollinators over the past 48 years, working at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO. He has researched bumblebees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators, as well as the wildflowers they pollinate. His 45-year study of the timing and abundance of flowering by over 120 species of wildflowers is now one of the longest in the country. Do you want to learn about a wildflower that can live up to 80 years or more, then flower once, and die? How about another plant that can cause lambs to be born with one eye? Or another that attracts ants that help to guard it against insects trying to eat its seeds? Would you like to learn about how climate change is affecting wildflowers and their pollinators? You will hear these and other stories during this presentation on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00pm at Paonia Library.
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