Beaty@Home Live: Meet the Pollinators!

A syrphid fly (with yellow and black stripes) is on a pin with a collections label.

Bee, wasp, or fly? Many Syrphid flies (like the one above) mimic bees and wasps so they will be left alone. Many are also important pollinators.

Meet the Pollinators! Join Tiia Haapalainen from the Spencer Entomological Collection at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Tiia will introduce you to some pollination basics, the major insect groups involved with pollination, and how to tell them apart (mimicry abounds!).

This informal chat with a researcher is recommended for ages 9 and up with the support of an adult. You’ll have opportunity to ask questions if you join us live!

All of the Beaty@Home sessions are free to join from anywhere around the world. All you need is an internet connection. You can join us on Zoom or on Facebook live! You can also call in over telephone, simply register on the Zoom link for the list of numbers.

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