A Bug’s Life in Michigan’s Forests
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Monday, February 18, 2008 ~ Portage Lake District Library
6:30 pm A Bug’s Life in Michigan’s Forests
Featuring entomologist, Andrew Storer, MTU School of Forest Resources
Despite the snow covered landscape, insects are still abundant in Michigan's forests as overwintering eggs, larvae, nymphs, pupae or adults. As the weather warms, these insects will become even more noticeable by their presence or as a result of their activities. Explore where some of the most damaging insects are now, where they will be later and what potential damage we might see.
7:15 pm Hands-On Activity Stations (15 minutes each)
(1) Can You Name the Insect Parts?
(2) What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
(3) Craft a Bug!
(4) Can You Mount a Bug?
(5) What is a Goldenrod Gall?
(6) Are You Me? & The Life of a Bug!
(7) How Much Weight Can a Hissing Cockroach Pull?
8:00 pm Buzz home (please complete an evaluation form before you leave!)
Everyone is invited to attend library events free of charge!
View the Calendar for
the six-part Michigan Forests Presentation Series ~ Spring 2008
Calendar of monthly events for the
Michigan Forests Presentation Series ~ Jan-June 2008 www.wupcenter.mtu.edu