Beetle talk via Zoom tonight

HOUGHTON — It’s not hard to get excited about butterflies and bumblebees, but what about dung beetles and June bugs? Michigan Tech forest scientist Dr. Tara Bal will present a free talk, “An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: An Intro to Beetle Diversity, Life History, and Their Role as Beneficial Insects in Our Gardens,” at 6:30 tonight on Zoom.

Bal will discuss how to identify some major beetle groups important for native plant pollination, pest control, nutrient recycling and more and give tips on how you might be able to encourage them to visit your own backyard.

Bal’s talk is sponsored by the Keweenaw Wild Ones.

For more information and to register, go to keweenaw.wildones.org.


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