Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists Series

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

- Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Frederique Lavoipierre

Location: Arroyo Room and Garden Grounds

Member: Entomology Series @ $60.00
Nonmember: Entomology Series @ $100.00

Meet the Insects

Entomology for Gardeners and Botanists introduces some of the most commonly encountered insects, how to recognize them, and what they are up to in our gardens and the wild. Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of Education, shares tips and tools for identifying insects and their relatives, understanding their role in wild environments, and how to manage them in gardens. This fall, learn about butterflies and moths, beetles, flies, and true bugs. The series will continue in spring and summer, exploring other major groups of insects, biological control, pollination, and other related topics. Short lectures are accompanied by hands-on lab time and Garden walks.

4 Saturdays

September 16 & 30
October 21
November 12


Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of EducationFrederique Lavoipierre is the Director of Education at the Garden. In addition to teaching at the Garden, she also gives presentations on many aspects of sustainable landscaping, including ecological principles and practices, habitat gardens, beneficial insects, soil ecology, and on fresh-water ecology and aquatic invertebrates. One of her special interests is how to use the techniques of conservation biological control (CBC) to reduce pesticide use, leading to cleaner water and healthier ecosystems.

Purchase the Series Passport to attend all 4 classes

Botany/Natural History
Creatures in the Garden