Today was the joint pollinator symposium between Cornell University and Pennsylvania State University, based at PSU. It’s my first visit to PSU which is a great university that in addition to hosting some awesome scientists, seems to benefit from an earlier emergence of spring and we got to sit outside and see the odd bumblebee in flight which is still rare in Ithaca at the moment!
The symposium was great and lovely to mix with everyone that’s part of the pollinator groups at PSU. It was good to present some of the EEID project findings and get feedback. It’s actually looking like quite a few people are not looking at the role of flowers as transmission hubs for pollinator parasites which is really neat! I look forward to hearing more and seeing how this topic develops!