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Local gardener and photographer Amy Campbell will lead a presentation on native bee species at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00 noon.

Campbell’s talk, titled “Native Bees: A Magical Mystery Tour,” will use vibrant and colorful photos to introduce the audience to some of Maine’s important and indigenous bee species. Her presentation will also explain the difference between bees and other similar-looking buzzing insects, dispel rumors, and stress the necessity and benefits of attracting native bees to the backyard landscape.

Campbell is a Maine Master Gardener, nature photographer, and honeybee keeper living in Rockport. Recently, she has completed a certificate program in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.

This talk is part of Merryspring’s 2013 Winter Talk Series, co-sponsored by The First and Allen Insurance and Financial.

Admission is free for Merryspring members, with a nominal fee of $5 for non-members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford Shopping Plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239.