The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, April 12 with “The Truth About Pollinator Declines” presented by Mary Bammer, Instructional Designer at UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab.

Gain the knowledge and appreciation necessary to become a ‘Speaker for the Bees’, or one who advocates on the bees’ behalf. In this presentation Mary will discuss why bees are so important, the types of bees found in Florida, and simple steps you can take to support local bee populations.

Speaker Series programs begin at 4:15pm and are approximately one hour in length. This talk will be presented in person at CROW’s Visitor Education Center and will also be offered virtually over Zoom so advanced registration is required. Admission per person or device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To reserve your spot, please visit or call CROW’s Visitor Education Center at 239-472-3644 ext.#222.

CROW’s 2022 Speaker Series features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit

About the Speaker:

Mary Bammer develops and manages the HBREL’s online Extension courses, including the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. She was formerly the lab’s Extension Coordinator and recently graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s in Extension Education. Bammer works to bring top-notch honey bee education to beekeepers across Florida and around the world through targeted and effective distance education courses.