Entomology: Meet the True Bugs

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Frederique Lavoipierre

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

Member: True Bugs @ $20.00
Nonmember: True Bugs @ $30.00

While we often call all insects, pillbugs, and even spiders ‘bugs’, true bugs are only one kind of insect. Bugs include some of our peskiest pests, such as aphids and mealybugs – and also some of our most valued beneficial garden predators, such as bigeyed bugs and minute pirate bugs. In the wild, they all fill an important role. Learn how to recognize these sometimes highly cryptic insects, and how to manage them effectively in gardens. 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.

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