Monday, April 23, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Syrup, Seeds, and Bees: Exploring Links in Maple Ecology


Elizabeth Crone’s research as Population Biologist at Harvard Forest focuses on the population ecology, life history, and conservation of plants and insects. Most recently, she has turned her attention to a signature “industry” of New England—maple syrup production. She is trying to determine any links between pollinator populations, quantity of maple flower and seeds, and sap flow. Join The Arnold Arboretum on Monday, April 23, from 7 – 8:30 in the Weld Hill Research Building  to learn if each responds independently to the weather or if there are possibly complex, but subtle, interactions taking place in the sugar bush.  Free, but registration requested.  Visit http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=1#April.  Offered with the Cambridge Science Fair and the New England Wild Flower Society.