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An Insect Town Hall: Debunking bug myths and misinformation to encourage a rational approach to the insects in our yards
April 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Southeast Chapter is pleased to have Kyle Rossner, entomologist for the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control, to present “An Insect Town Hall: Debunking bug myths and misinformation to encourage a rational approach to the insects in our yards.”
Kyle will cover everything from kissing bugs to mantises to reveal little-known, surprising truths about our arthropod friends and foes. He will also discuss how we can avoid turning our yards into ecological traps by adopting methods of responsible management of pests at home and in our neighborhoods. And, finally, he will open up the discussion to a Q&A: what questions do you have about the six-legged creatures who share our world?
Kyle Rossner is a lifelong naturalist and resident of southern New Jersey. As the entomologist for the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control, he is responsible for the surveillance and management of mosquito populations throughout the county and researches the effects of pesticides on non-target insect communities. When he’s not hanging around swarming mosquitoes you can find him chasing tiger beetles and wild bees or gathering ticks while he’s looking for wildflowers.
Note: This will be a live, in-person event (not videotaped or on Zoom).
Parking Tip: See the campus map below. The closest parking spots are in Lots #4 and #5, which share the same entry off Vera King Farris Drive, the main drive on campus. Parking Lot #5 is made easy to spot by the mural of two ospreys on the Sports Center wall.