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Department of Entomology


A Bug’s Life in the City: The Often Unseen Biodiversity that Surrounds Us and Why It Matters

Apr 28, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kottman Hall OSU Columbus Campus
Mary Gardiner

April 28, 2018

Kottman Hall OSU Columbus Campus

The Gardiner Lab studies vacant land as a conservation habitat for arthropods. Participants will learn of our research findings and view the rich fauna found within vacant lots. Attendees will also learn about the  Ohio Bee Atlas and how to participate in bee citizen science programs.

Program Schedule

9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast and Coffee

9:30-10:30 Vacant Land as a Conservation Resource for Insects (Mary Gardiner)

10:30-12:30 Breakout Microscope Sessions:

Session 1: Arthropod Predators 

Session 2: Wild Pollinators 

1230-1:45 Lunch and Learn: The Pollination Investigators Program 

1:45-2:45 The Ohio Bee Atlas and Summer Bee Blitzes

3:00 Book Sale and Signing: Mary will be signing copies of her book Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects

Cost: $30 for regular participants/$20 for students. Includes a light breakfast, coffee, lunch, pollination investigators toolkit, and predatory insect ID card!