“Creating Pollinator Pathways in the Built Environment” was originally broadcast live on July 7, 2020. It was presented by Dr. Jaret Daniels of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. View the recording above.
Dr. Jaret Daniels will explain how every landscape, large and small, is now critical as he shares the important role that our growing human-dominated spaces can play in sustaining native wildlife populations. These landscapes include urban parks and neighborhoods, utility and transportation corridors, and home gardens and yards.
Such landscapes can contain rich flora that contribute significantly to biodiversity. That is of extreme importance as we seek to reverse recent insect declines, which have gained substantial media attention due to the potential serious repercussions for people, agriculture and ecological systems.
Attendees will learn how minor changes in built landscapes help support wildlife, where changes are needed most, and what actions are most beneficial.
Dr. Daniels is a University of Florida associate professor of entomology and director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. His research focuses on insect ecology, population biology and conservation, with particular emphasis on butterflies and other native pollinators. He also serves on the Florida Wildflower Foundation board of directors.