Coming up at our February 9th Meeting, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: “Desert Insects of the American SW” by Entomologist Melissa Schreiner
Proceed, but please beware! If you attend this talk, you may find yourself gripped by a real passion for the arid lands of the American Southwest and the species of exquisite arthropods that inhabit this vast and breathtakingly large ecoregion! This talk by Colorado State University Tri River Extension Entomologist, Melissa Schreiner (Mel) will not only heighten your curiosity of desert ecosystems but will enhance your understanding of the insects (all arthropods) that live in the desert. Together we will explore and examine the interaction of these inhabitants with their physical environment while describing the adaptations that make these arthropods worthy of a spotlight!

There are tens of thousands of invertebrates in desert ecosystems worldwide and we will cover the biology, behavior and unique adaptations of over a dozen of arthropods that you can be lucky enough to encounter closer to home here in the American Southwest! Observing the abundance that a desert ecosystem can offer will have you returning over and over to observe the fascinating, and sometimes dangerous organisms that thrive in the starkness of the desert!

The meeting will be held upstairs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC), located at 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction 81501 (click here for map) and as usual feature a social break, a very short business meeting and a plant raffle. The doors will be open at 6:00 pm. Guests are welcome.

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