The Bee Report Podcast

Karin Gastreich: The prairie bees of Kansas City

March 20, 2020 Matt Kelly Season 1 Episode 5
The Bee Report Podcast
Karin Gastreich: The prairie bees of Kansas City
Show Notes

This week on the podcast I'm talking with Karin Gastreich, professor of biology at Avila University. Her recent work surveying the native bee communities in the remnant prairies around Kansas City was just published in the March issue of Ecological Restoration. She and I chat about the bees, the prairie ecosystems of yesterday and today, and the difference between restoration and reconstruction.

If you haven't yet spent time in the gently-waving tall grass of a modern prairie, surrounded by the buzzing of life, with blue sky touching the horizon in every direction – put it on your list! It is truly magical.

Karin Gastreich:
• Twitter @EolynChronicles
• Website

Remnant Prairies and Organic Gardens Provide Complementary Habitat for Native Bees Within a Midwestern Urban Matrix (Ecological Restoration)


• California attorney general calls out insufficient regulation of insecticide (Santa Barbara Independent)

• The letter from the California attorney general

• Monsanto’s secret funding for weedkiller studies (The Guardian)

• The pesticide industry’s playbook for poisoning the Earth (The Intercept)

• Pesticide seed coatings are widespread but underreported (Penn State)

• Bees are the Best: USU biologist publishes new children's book (Utah State University)


• The free digital version of Eolyn:
- Google Books
- Barnes & Noble
- Smashwords

• Pollinator License Plate online auction starts March 21

• There and Back Again (Radiolab)

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