THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27  | 6:30 pm lecture with dinner

Invite the Hidden Kingdom of Native Bees to your Property with Sam Droege

Wild bees occupy that universe to the tune over 400 species in Maryland. Discover their world through extreme macro photographs, crazy details of their lives, and learn simple tricks to invite these bees to your garden. Sam Droege has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the Bioblitz, Cricket Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and worked on the design and evaluation of monitoring programs. He is currently developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees and online identification guides for North American bees at

5:00 – 6:15 pm

(Rolling Admission) Dinner in the café and stroll the gardens

Fee: $50 non-members| $40 for Ladew Members

Advance reservations are recommended as lectures often sell out.

For additional information and to make reservations, visit or call 410.557.9570.