• Joseph Connors

Camille's Bee Story - July Meeting


Camille M. Rich is a STBCTMN member and the proud owner and steward of a small piece of endangered Tamaulipan thornscrub---El Mesteño Ranch---located in the South Texas Sand Sheet. Recently, her focus has been on the Native Bees. Documentation of their presence and the Bee – Plant Associations.


After tagging a long with a Native Bee Researcher for a couple of months, she realized she knew little about native bees and their needs from us. She plans to share what she learned and explain many misconceptions about native bees.


Here are the Books Camille mentions:

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees

Plants of Deep South Texas - Ken King

Wildflowers of Texas - Michael Eason

A Photographic Guide to the Vegetation of the South Texas Sand Sheet


And the Website resources:

https://www.wildbeestexas.com/flowers-for-bees

https://www.discoverlife.org

https://xerces.org/xerces-bee-monitoring-tools

https://bugguide.net/node/view/8267

https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/programs/landscape-ecology/ems/emst/shrublands/tamaulipan-calcareous-thornscrub

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/nongame/native-pollinators/native-bee-needs.phtml

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/nongame/native-pollinators/augment-resources.phtml

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/nongame/native-pollinators/native-bee-id.phtml

https://eastfoundation.net/media/47179/newsletter-may-2021.pdf

https://www.xerces.org/bring-back-the-pollinators

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/wildscapes/ecoregions/ecoregion_1.phtml

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/nongame/native-pollinators/

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/wildscapes/ecoregions/

http://w3.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/DigFlora/WRC/Carr-SandSheet.html

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