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1 Part II. Some Pollinator Places in the WDC Area (public and private)

2 Some Pollinator Havens

3 National Arboretum (June 2004) Some Pollinator Havens

4 Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower), National Arboretum (August 2001) Some Pollinator Havens

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6 A busy Large Carpenter Bee and a pollination biologist, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Maryland (June 2001) Some Pollinator Havens

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8 Brookside Gardens, Maryland (May 2003) Some Pollinator Havens

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10 Discovery Creek Children’s Museum, Maryland Special Exhibit: “Power Pollinators” fall 2004 and winter 2004 Some Pollinator Havens

11 Campsis radicans (Trumpet Creeper) (Maryland, September 2004) Some Pollinator Havens

12 Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird) by John James Audubon. 1840–1844. Birds of America. Volume IV. Some Pollinator Havens

13 Some hummingbird flowers (right, native plants only) (Maryland, September 2004) Hummingbirds

14 Some Pollinator Havens

15 Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C. (June 2003) Some Pollinator Havens

16 Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C. (June 2003)

17 Some Pollinator Havens

18 River Farm, Virginia (August 2004) Some Pollinator Havens

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20 GU Students Cathy and Christi searching for pollinators and other arthropods at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Virginia (August 2004) Some Pollinator Havens

21 Local Animal Pollinators Bombus affinus (Affable Bumble Bee, Apidae) on Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Porcelainberry) ( Virginia, September 2003)

22 Local Animal Pollinators Lasioglossum sp. (sweat bee, Halictidae) on Verbesina alternifolia (Wingstem) ( Virginia, September 2003)

23 Local Animal Pollinators Danaus plexippus (Monarch, Nymphalidae) on Verbesina alternifolia (Wingstem) ( Virginia, September 2003)

24 Some Pollinator Havens

25 Huntley Meadows Park, Virginia (April 2002) Some Pollinator Havens

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27 Georgetown University, Washington, DC Heyden Memorial Garden (April 2002) Some Pollinator Havens

28 Georgetown University, Washington, DC Heyden Memorial Garden (June 2002) Some Pollinator Havens

29 Anthidium maculifrons (Spotted-face Carder Bee, male, Megachilidae) on Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage) ( Washington, D.C. August 2004)

30 Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly) larvae feed on Aristolochia durior (Dutchman’s Pipe). ( Washington, D.C., July 2004, photos by GU student Megan Brooks) Butterflies: larval food plants

31 Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly) larvae feed on Aristolochia durior (Dutchman’s Pipe). (Maryland, August 2002) Butterflies: larval food plants

32 Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly) (West Virginia, September 2002; Maryland, April 2003)

33 A Pollinator Haven Flowers during most of the year, nesting sites, etc. (Maryland, August 2003 and 2004) Some Pollinator Havens

34 Some bee and fly flowers ( Maryland, September 2004)

35 Some butterfly and moth flowers ( Maryland, September 2004)

36 Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly) larvae feed on Sassafras albidum (Sassafras) ( Maryland, July 2004).

37 Danaus plexippus (Monarch) larvae feed on Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) ( Maryland, July 2004).

38 Nest entrance of a yellow-faced bee in a blackberry cane and a yellow-faced bee (Maryland, August 2004)

39 Mary G’s Pollinator Haven Flowers during most of the year, etc. (Maryland, August 2004)

40 Mary N’s Pollinator Haven Flowers during most of the year, etc. (Maryland, August 2003)

41 Lois’ Pollinator Haven Many spring wildflowers Nesting sites No pesticides (Maryland, September 2004)

42 Lois’ Pollinator Haven Nest entrances of and an Agapostemon virescens (Maryland, May 2004)

43 Bob’s Pollinator Haven Many spring wildflowers Nesting sites of Colletes thoracicus No pesticides (Maryland, September 2004)

44 Pete’s Pollinator Pits Few flowers, mostly alien plants Heavy mulch and “chemical lawn” etc. (Maryland, April 2001)

45 A bee-nesting haven at a public school (1000s of nests: Andrena spp., Colletes thoracicus) (Maryland, May 2001) south north east west

46 A bee-nesting haven (1000s of nests: Andrena spp., Colletes thoracicus) at a public school (Maryland, May 2001)

47 “Development” “ate” much of the bee-nesting haven. (Maryland, September 2004)

48 A bee-nesting area Colletes thoracicus (Polyester Bee) at the same public school (Maryland, May 2001)

49 Conclusions I. There are about 660 species of actual and possible pollinators in the WDC Area. II. A comprehensive online database on these animals would be a valuable resource. III. The WDC Area has pollinator havens, but there are many urban sprawl areas that could be more pollinator friendly.

50 Many pollinator species are included in Databases from Georgetown University. Arthropods of the Washington, D.C., Area: A Searchable Online Database (AWDCAD) Biodiversity Database of the Washington, D.C., Area (BDWA) Arthropods of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Virginia: A Searchable Online Database (ADMWPD)

51 This PowerPoint is on the following Website as a PowerPoint presentation under “General Information: Laboratory Presentations:” Biodiversity Database of the Washington, D.C., Area (BDWA)

52 Finis Promote Pollinators!

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