Entomology: Meet the Flies

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Frederique Lavoipierre

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

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

Flies are often thought of as pests, but many flies are beneficial, including some of our most valuable garden allies - flies that prey on aphids and other common pests. Even mosquitoes have an important role in the environment! Learn more about what roles flies fill in both wild nature and in gardens in this introductory class. 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