New Mexico’s Native Bees: Exploring Ecosystem Services, Ecology, and Identification

This course provides a comprehensive overview of native bees, focusing on their critical role in ecosystems, population dynamics, species identification, and methods for observing them in their natural habitats. Through lectures, field studies, and hands-on time in a laboratory with a microscope, students will gain a deeper understanding of the significance of native bees and develop practical skills for recognizing and appreciating these essential pollinators.

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