David Wagner Lecture: “The global insect decline phenomenon: How bad is it and what can we do?”
Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Sponsored by the Norfolk Land Trust, David L. Wagner, Ph.D. will speak at the Norfolk Library following the Land Trust Annual Meeting, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Wagner is an entomologist and a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut’s Center for Conservation and Biodiversity. He is the author of Caterpillars of Eastern North America, widely regarded as one of the most authoritative field guides on caterpillars. As he writes in the preface to his field guide, “Every biologist and weekend naturalist dreams of one day exploring the tropical rainforest, but it is not necessary to be transported to a jungle to find beauty, view mysterious phenomena, or make new scientific discoveries … all exist as close as the nearest woodlot. All it takes is to walk more slowly, watch more closely, and develop an appreciation for what Dr. E. O. Wilson of Harvard calls ‘the little things that run the World’.”
Registration is closed for this event.