Entomology: Meet the Insect Kin

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Frederique Lavoipierre

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds


Learn to recognize millipedes, centipedes, and other arthropods such as spiders, harvestmen, and the difference between sowbugs and pillbugs. What are they all doing in the Garden? Native plants for creating habitat for beneficial garden allies are discussed.


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.

Botany/Natural History
Creatures in the Garden