November 20, 2019 / Modified nov 20, 2019 5:16 p.m.

How to ID a Bee.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A closer look at how Tucson neighborhoods voted in the last local election; The 89-90 Trip: Day Three begins in Panguitch, Utah; and "Tilly the Trickster" at the Live Theatre Workshop.

tucson bee collaborative hero 3 A Sonoran Desert bee (genus: Megachile) identified by The Tucson Bee Collaborative, photographed by Bruce D. Taubert.
Bruce D. Taubert

Arizona Spotlight

How to ID a Bee, and more!

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Featured on the November 21st, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

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  • More than 700 species of bee co-exist in the Sonoran Desert region. Tony Paniagua speaks to three members of The Tucson Bee Collaborative - Jennifer Katcher, a biology professor at Pima Community College; Katie Stout, a University of Arizona undergraduate; and Wendy Moore, an associate professor with the University of Arizona’s department of entomology - about how they are working to increase awareness of this diversity, and introduce local students to new research opportunities.

tucson bee collaborative hero 2 A Sonoran Desert bee (Diadasia rinconis) identified by The Tucson Bee Collaborative, photographed by Bruce D. Taubert.
Bruce D. Taubert

- What’s on your bucket list? Join us for the third chapter of “The 89–90 Trip”, as father and daughter Larry Schnebly and Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger celebrate Larry’s 90th birthday with a road trip on U.S. Highway 89, from Prescott, Arizona to the Canadian border. Along the way, they visit many landmarks from Larry’s colorful life. This week, they visit Panguitch, Utah on their way to Salt Lake City and points further north.

89-90-3-5 Larry Schnebly and daughter Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tour Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah.
Courtesy Lisa Schnebly Heidinger

- And, Mark talks with the director Richard Gremel and lead actress Samantha Cormier about “Tilly the Trickster”, a new family-friendly musical at The Live Theatre Workshop based on a childrens book written by former Saturday Night Live cast member Molly Shannon. “Tilly the Trickster” runs from November 29th to December 28th, with performances Friday & Saturday evenings at 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday afternoons at 3 pm at Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 East Speedway.

tilly the trickster hero 1 Live Theatre Workshop's production of "Tilly the Trickster", from left to right: Andrew Miller, Janet Roby, Samantha Cormier, Kyleigh Sacco & Chris Moseley.
Ryan Fagan / LTW

tilly the trickster hero 2 Live Theatre Workshop's production of "Tilly the Trickster", from left to right: Samantha Cormier, Janet Roby, Andrew Miller & Kyleigh Sacco.
Ryan Fagan / LTW

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