Entomology: Meet the Beetles

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Frederique Lavoipierre

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

Member: Meet the Beetles @ $20.00
Nonmember: Meet the Beetles @ $35.00

There are more beetles than any other insect! Meet a few of the most commonly encountered California beetles, the signs that indicate their presence even when you don’t see them, and learn about their important ecological roles. Beneficial and pest beetles are covered in this introduction to the largest of insect families. Short lectures are accompanied by hands-on lab time and Garden walks.


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.

Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists Series

Botany/Natural History
Creatures in the Garden