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Michigan Forests

Presentation Series

at the Portage Lake District Library

6:30-8:00 pm ~ Mondays


February 18
A Bugís Life in Michiganís Forests

with Andrew Storer, entomologist,
Michigan Tech School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences

A Bug’s Life in Michigan’s Forests

The Portage Lake District Library will launch the second in a series of SIX programs about Michigan Forests on Monday, February 18. All are invited to attend “A Bug’s Life in Michigan’s Forests” from 6:30-8:00 pm in the community room of the library.

Come learn about the fascinating world of insects, the most diverse and abundant life form on the planet!  Entomologist, Andrew Storer, from Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources, will be on hand show us that 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. 

Following the presentation, families will have the opportunity to participate in several hands-on activities to learn more about these amazing creatures: observe live insects, build a model of an insect, act out their unique lifecycle, and participate in the hissing cockroach pull---how many times its own weight can it pull? 

The Michigan Forests presentation series at the Portage District Library (Jan-June calendar posted at www.wupcenter.mtu.edu ) is coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University with funding from the Kinship Foundation. For more information, call the library at 482-4570 or Joan Chadde at 487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu. Library events and presentations are free and open to the public.

Portage Lake District Library ~ 58 Huron Street, Houghton, MI 49931 Tel: 482-4570