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.
CC&SS Monthly Meeting
CC&SS Monthly Meeting
February 9, 20236:30 pm - 8:30 pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, 536 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, USA
The Chinle Cactus& Succulent Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday February 9th 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Tri River Area CSU Extension Entomologist Melissa Schreiner presenting “Desert Insects of the American SW.” Be prepared to be gripped by a real passion for the arid lands of the American Southwest and the species of exquisite insects that inhabit this breathtakingly large ecoregion! Within this larger context the talk will also cover the fascinating biology, behavior and special adaptations of over a dozen unique insects that you may be lucky enough to find in our local deserts .
The meeting will beheld upstairs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (UUC), located at 536Ouray Ave, Grand Junction 81501. At this meeting we will also have a social hour, a plant raffle and a very short business meeting. The doors will be open at 6:00 pm and guests are welcome. For more information go to www.chinlecactusclub.org