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Nature Night

DATE: Jan 24, 2024
TIME: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
PLACE: Tower Theatre, Bend

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***This event is free, but registration is required. Please click the purple "register now" button above to secure your ticket.***


The Remarkable Native Bees of Central Oregon

Did you know Oregon has more than 700 species of native bees?!? We say “more than" because, in fact, no one actually knows how many native bees call the state home. Central Oregon is particularly well endowed with these amazing bees. Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Andony Melathopoulos to learn about the unique and sometimes weird bees of Central Oregon. Andony will also discuss the ongoing efforts to find all of our native bees and provide gardening tips on how to make these special pollinators feel at home in your backyard. 


The Land Trust is working to make our events as accessible as possible. This event will feature:

  • A free livestream option. Registration is required; please register for the livestream.
  • An ASL interpreter.
  • Accessible parking, a ramped entrance, wheelchair seating, restrooms, water fountains, and assisted listening devices at the Tower Theatre. Learn more.
  • Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this event to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.


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About Andony Melathopoulos

Andony Melathopoulos is an Associate Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the US. He chairs the statewide bee protection initiative—the Oregon Bee Project, is the Extension Educator for the Master Melittologist program, and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation.