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148Re: [beemonitoring] Species Level Bee Identification Course - December

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  • Sean Michae Kent
    Oct 23, 2007
      Hi Sam,
      I would like to attend the bee id workshop. Is it ok, since I
      attended the one in April? Work on the Boston Harbor Islands went well
      this year, I'll be spending a good amount of time working on those bees
      this winter. Hope you had a good field season.

      Sam Droege wrote:

      >Rob Jean and I will again be hosting a bee identification workshop at
      >Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The dates for this Fall's workshop
      >will be December 10-14, 2007. A flier with all the pertinent
      >is attached and will be posted to the web site. Similar to last year
      >there is no charge and it is on a first-come first serve basis. The
      >emphasis is on learning to identify Eastern North American bees to
      >species. There are currently 8 slots open.
      >Email me if you have questions.
      >Sam Droege Sam_Droege@...
      >w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
      >USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
      >BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
      > The Tuft of Flowers
      >I went to turn the grass once after one
      >Who mowed it in the dew before the sun.
      >The dew was gone that made his blade so keen
      >Before I came to view the levelled scene.
      >I looked for him behind an isle of trees;
      >I listened for his whetstone on the breeze.
      >But he had gone his way, the grass all mown,
      >And I must be, as he had been,?alone,
      >As all must be,' I said within my heart,
      >Whether they work together or apart.'
      >But as I said it, swift there passed me by
      >On noiseless wing a 'wildered butterfly,
      >Seeking with memories grown dim o'er night
      >Some resting flower of yesterday's delight.
      >And once I marked his flight go round and round,
      >As where some flower lay withering on the ground.
      >And then he flew as far as eye could see,
      >And then on tremulous wing came back to me.
      >I thought of questions that have no reply,
      >And would have turned to toss the grass to dry;
      >But he turned first, and led my eye to look
      >At a tall tuft of flowers beside a brook,
      >A leaping tongue of bloom the scythe had spared
      >Beside a reedy brook the scythe had bared.
      >I left my place to know them by their name,
      >Finding them butterfly weed when I came.
      >The mower in the dew had loved them thus,
      >By leaving them to flourish, not for us,
      >Nor yet to draw one thought of ours to him.
      >But from sheer morning gladness at the brim.
      >The butterfly and I had lit upon,
      >Nevertheless, a message from the dawn,
      >That made me hear the wakening birds around,
      >And hear his long scythe whispering to the ground,
      >And feel a spirit kindred to my own;
      >So that henceforth I worked no more alone;
      >But glad with him, I worked as with his aid,
      >And weary, sought at noon with him the shade;
      >And dreaming, as it were, held brotherly speech
      >With one whose thought I had not hoped to reach.
      >Men work together,' I told him from the heart,
      >Whether they work together or apart.'
      > - Robert Frost


      Name: Fall 2007 Workshop
      Daily Schedule.doc
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