A big Thanks to Mace Vaughan for delivering another delightful, excellent presentation on a hot Tuesday night in June! Mace generously agreed to share his slideshow about native pollinators with our chapter members. Please click here to view a pdf.

Mace also distributed a list of recommended plants to attract pollinators in Portland. click here to view that list.

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Mace Vaughan serves as The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program Co-Director and also as a partner biologist and Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Portland, Oregon. Mace has led Xerces’ Pollinator Conservation Program since 2003. During his tenure at the Xerces Society, the pollinator program has grown from a small pilot project on California farms to a national program, implementing pollinator and beneficial insect conservation projects across the U.S. Helping to oversee a team of twenty-four pollinator conservation specialists and several consultants, Mace helps to manage the largest pollinator conservation team in the country. 

Mace has written numerous articles on the conservation of beneficial insects, and is co-author of several books, including Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies and Farming with Native Beneficial Insects. He was a lecturer on honey bee biology and beekeeping at Cornell University, from which he holds Degrees in Entomology, Natural Resource Management, and Teaching.