Updated: May 23
Join the Palouse Conservation District and WSU Entomology Graduate Student Association at Koppel Farm in Pullman on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for a pollinator extravaganza! This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome to attend.
We'll start off at 10 am with a presentation on local insects by Masters and PhD Candidates in the Department of Entomology at WSU. The presentation will cover the conservation status of our nearest and dearest insect friends, as well as tips and tricks for insect identification and best practices for insect netting. Bring some lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and relax as you learn what all the buzz is about! Additional seating is also available at picnic tables at the gardens.
After the presentation, we'll spend some time catching and identifying insects in the gardens and making observations through the iNaturalist citizen science app. Nets and other identification tools will be provided and all skill levels are encouraged to join.
Other activities will include:
Live honeybee hive
WSU EGSA's education insects for handling
Children's craft station
Microscope & specimens for up-close observation
Bring along a water bottle and dress for the weather. Refreshments will be available.
We will be logging observations on the iNaturalist app. We recommend you download the app and create an account before the event if you wish to take part in uploading observations. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about iNaturalist.
Questions about this event? Contact Elizabeth Sebo, Education and Outreach Specialist, at ElizabethS@PalouseCD.org. We hope to see you there!