Join the Land Conservancy of West Michigan and insect ecologist James Dunn for an interactive introduction to insect identification! James will share the basics of insect identification, and attendees will explore the nature preserve and capture specimens to practice identifying.
Some sweep nets and field guides will be provided. Those who own nets and/or field guides are encouraged to bring them. If you would like to purchase a guide, the Peterson Field Guide for Insects or the National Wildlife Federation’s Field Guide to Insects and Spiders are recommended.
Space is limited, so please register to attend! We will meet at Maas Family Nature Preserve. There is no parking lot at the preserve, please park along the sides of Summit Avenue.
James Dunn is a retired professor of entomology of 30 years, teaching for the majority of his career at Grand Valley State University. Today, he is an active volunteer for several conservation organizations. James supports the Land Conservancy as a volunteer Preserve Steward and lends his expertise to support insect monitoring on our nature preserves.
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