Insects at Myrick Park, 10 AM-noon
There will be pulse-pounding displays of some of the most glorious insects on Earth, and presenter Barrett Klein, Entomology Professor at UW-La Crosse, will discuss examples of ways in which insects have affected our culture and history, from fashion to food, music to movies, and politics to espionage. Weather permitting, Barrett will lead an insect walk, pointing out insects and sharing tales of their natural history along the way. If you join this FREE program, please bring closed-toed shoes for your safety.
Fungi at Lower Hixon Forest, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Fungi play many important roles in the environment as decomposers, pathogens, and essential partners of other organisms. Todd Osmundson, Genetics and Fungal Professor at UW-La Crosse, will talk about fungal biology, then we will collect fungi in Lower Hixon Forest, and then discuss our findings. Please also feel free to bring along mushrooms or other fungi for identification and or discussion. If you join this FREE program, please bring closed-toed shoes for your safety.
These programs are part of the Driftless Area BioBlitz Spotlight on Nature Series. The Nature Place is one of the partners. For more information, go to Facebook: Driftless Area BioBlitz