Hawaiian Pollination Stories
With Brian Dykstra
January 7, 2013, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Free to members; $3 nonmembers
Hawai`i is well known for its unique flora and fauna, but the stories of how they interact during pollination are less familiar—if no less fascinating. Endemic Hawaiian birds, bees, moths, and more are among the prime movers in local plant pollination. How do the pollinators differ, and how are they the same?
On the evening of Monday, January 7, 2013, the Lyman Museum delves into the distinctive and diverse relationships between plants and their pollinators in the Hawaiian Islands. Brian Dykstra of the University of Hawaii’s Honey Bee Project will discuss the natural history of pollinators in Hawai`i, including the European honey bee as well as other introduced insects and birds. Visitors will also learn about the role of pollinators in the Islands’ contemporary agricultural systems.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. First come, first seated. Additional parking available at Hilo Union School.
Lyman Museum ~ 276 Haili St ~ Hilo, Hawai`i ~ (808) 935-5021 ~ www.lymanmuseum.org
The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i to tell the story of its islands and people.