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Explore with us as we step Into the Garden, a virtual event series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County. Scientists will uncover many mysteries in the garden through these virtual interactive trips, which will be live-streamed on Zoom and YouTube.
When it comes to pollinators, most people are inclined to think about bees and butterflies, but bats play an important role too. Learn about some of the specialized plants that bats are responsible for pollinating and the incredible number of species that exists. While some pollinate plants, others keep insects at bay, which is the case for the thirteen bat species that reside in Florida.
Topic: Bats as Pollinators
Speaker: Dr. Verity Mathis, Mammal Collections Manager, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
K-12 Resources: Extension Activities
Spring Series Schedule:
Jan. 18 – Who Needs Flowers Anyway?
Feb. 15 – Plant Evolution and Climate Change
Mar. 8 – Nature Pop: Ecosystem Engineers
Apr. 12 – Bats as Pollinators
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