ROCKLAND — Gardener and photographer Amy Campbell will use vibrant and colorful photos to introduce some of Maine's important and indigenous bee species during her Magical Mystery Tour of Native Bees Saturday, April 25, 3 p.m., at the Hope Town Library.
Campbell will explain the difference between bees and other similar-looking buzzing insects, dispel rumors, and stress the necessity and benefits of attracting native bees to the backyard landscape.
Campbell is a Maine Master Gardener, nature photographer, and honeybee keeper living in Rockport. Recently, she completed a certificate program in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.
This event is part of the Georges River Land Trust's Walks and Talks, events that provide topics to explore, a variety of adventures and activities for people of all ages, and are free and open to the public.
Future events will include star gazing, riverbank talk about alewives, a wildflower walk, a full moon hike, a talk on the history of black marble, and the Gardens in the Watershed Tour, Sunday, July 12.
Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences. For more information, visit the Land Trust's website (www.georgesriver.org) or call (207) 594-5166.