Chat with a Garden scientist over cocktails about cool research on pollinators as part of the Garden-wide program Bees & Beyond. Each evening includes a short talk with the scientist, assorted artisan cheese and fruit, mediterranean style vegetables and dips, sweets, and drinks.
Many plant species globally rely on nocturnal pollinators to reproduce but are underappreciated compared to their daytime-flying counterparts. Enjoy a cocktail while hearing about the importance of nocturnal pollination (for instance, bats pollinate agave, which gives us tequila) and how pollinators locate the flowers they visit under the cover of night. Garden scientist Dr. Krissa Skogen will share stories from her own research, which focuses on nocturnal pollination in the evening primrose family across the western U.S.
July 11, Location: Rose Terrace Beer Garden
July 25, Location: Heritage Garden
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