Encounters with Entomologists and Friends


August 7, 2021    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve
842 Hoffman Cove Road, Shaw Island, WA, 98286

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Insect | Will Fisher

Entomologists Owen Cass and Christina Mitchell will lead us on a “bug hunt” at the preserve, sharing closeup views of a variety of insects and highlighting their function in the ecosystem.  Who are these critters? Where do they live? Why should we care and how can we help them? These questions will be answered along the way as we take a peek at the amazing insect life that surrounds us.

Owen is the Greenway Vegetation Supervisor for the City of Raleigh, N.C., where he leads conservation efforts in meadows, wetlands, and forests that have been impacted by urban development. He holds a B.S. in Plant Science and Entomology from the University of Delaware.

Christina is completing her PhD in entomology and applied ecology at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on how non-native plants affect arthropods in urban forest communities. She is passionate about the conservation of native species and ecosystems.

Group size is limited to 15 people.

When: Saturday, August 7th, 1:00pm—3:00pm.

Where: Marilyn and Fred Ellis Preserve, Shaw Island, WA

Participation is free, but pre-registration required. Please click here to register so we can count on you (and send you details)!