Insect Diversity in Grassland Habitats

Insect Diversity in Grassland Habitats

February 27th, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
177 West Hickory
Hesston, KS 67062
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 with Dr. Jon Gering

Why are there so many animal species on Earth? Prior to becoming the new 15th President of Bethel College, Professor Jon Gering worked with his students at Truman State University to address this long-standing ecological question. He will summarize his research findings on beetles in deciduous forest tree crowns and katydids in grassland habitats while revealing the peculiarities of ecological field research that often go unrealized by the general public. An interactive session on ‘singing’ insect identification and natural history will empower the audience to become aware of the abundant ‘soloists’ (the cicadas, crickets, and katydids) in Kansas parks and grasslands. (Photo: Bruce Marlin)


Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($5 for lecture, $10 for supper and lecture).

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