Beetle-mania: Dec. 7 Talk on These Amazing Insects

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 engage us with this chronically under-appreciated group of insects in her free talk, “‘An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles’: An Intro to Beetle Diversity, Life History, and Their Role as Beneficial Insects in Our Gardens,” set for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, on Zoom. For more information and to register, go to keweenaw.wildones.org.

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.


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