Join the Palouse Conservation District and WSU Entomology Graduate Student Association at Koppel Farm in Pullman on Saturday, July 10th from 9:00 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 9 am with a presentation on local pollinators by Mario Luppino, PhD Candidate in the Department of Entomology at WSU. The presentation will cover the conservation status of our nearest and dearest insect friends, as well as go over how to identify them 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 on pollinators through the iNaturalist citizen science app. We'll also have other activities available, including pollinator bingo cards, a pollinator paper mask-making station, and pollinator specimens. Participants will be eligible to win a native bee hotel. Nets and other identification tools will be provided and all skill levels are encouraged to join.
Bring along a water bottle and your favorite field guide, and dress appropriately for the weather. Refreshments courtesy of our pollinator friends will be available.
Healthy Washington Covid-19 recommendations will be in place, including social distancing and mask wearing. Recommendations are subject to change, dependent on local health guidelines for outdoor events.
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