Bee City USA July E-News
AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT
California State University Northridge, California
Students make improvements to the pollinator-friendly border of plants around the campus garden.
California State University Northridge (CSUN) has long-standing goals and practices regarding planting native species, reducing pesticide use, and expanding sustainability education and research. With this in mind, CSUN recognized the Bee Campus USA certification as an excellent opportunity to establish pollinator-focused efforts throughout these areas of practice and improve the health of vital pollinator populations.
Photo: Xerces / Matthew Shepherd
FUN FACT
Do you ever wonder how big of a difference planting native flowering species in cities actually makes in conserving pollinators?

A study published in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research earlier this year found that one-year-old flower strips in the city of Munich already supported a quarter of the city's bee species!

Read the full paper to learn more.
MONTHLY ACTION ITEM
Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA are truly grassroots initiatives. Any individual can encourage their community to commit to pollinator conservation and can play an instrumental role in creating positive change.

We rely on people like you to spread the word about these initiatives. Whether you're already an affiliate or simply a pollinator enthusiast, we encourage you to check out our new story map, Bee City USA: Bringing Communities Together to Sustain Pollinators, and to share it with your network.
OUR NETWORK IS GROWING!
Visit the current  Bee City   and   Bee Campus   pages to see the most up-to-date lists of our combined 213 city and campus affiliates in 42 states.

Welcome to the most recent affiliates to join our network:

  • Village of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
  • Amesville, Ohio
  • Pittman Center, Tennessee
  • University of California Los Angeles, California
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Wisconsin
NOTEWORTHY NEWS
XERCES PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS
Gardening for Invertebrates: A Xerces Webinar Series
Join Xerces staff for a summer of gardening. Learn about the important role invertebrates play in our world and how you can support them in your backyard and beyond.

These 1-hour programs are offered every first and third Thursday from June through September at 10:00 am PDT / 11:00am MDT / 12 noon CDT / 1:00pm EDT.

Click here  for more information and to register.
 
Please note that all of our webinars are recorded and posted on our  YouTube channel  
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Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society. Our conservation work is powered by our donors. Your  tax deductible donation  will help us to protect the life that sustains us.