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Flower Bugs

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Monday, May 13th, 2024
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Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S Cottage Ave, Normal, IL, 61761 Map
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Public Welcome Will be Recorded Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

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Extensive field surveys of flower-visiting insects over the past 6 years have revealed that many true bugs show preferences for one or more native plants. Using her background in plant ecology Angella Moorehouse has put together a book on “Flower Bugs” with hundreds of photos to aid in field identification along with information on the plant associations and how to find these bugs. Learn more about this book and highlights from it in this presentation. 

Presenter Bio:

Angella received a master's degree in avian and plant ecology from Western Illinois University in Macomb. For the past 27 years she has worked as a field representative for the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission in west-central Illinois where she works with landowners to protect and manage high quality natural areas through permanent conservation easements. She was mentored in the field by several entomology professionals and acquired the skill of butterfly identification in the late 1990s. This passion later expanded to include other groups of insects with a focus on pollinators. Angella is an avid photographer and uses her photographs to document natural diversity and shares her enthusiasm for nature through educational outreach.

Angella hopes to have a limited number of copies of her book "Flower Bugs" available for purchase after the program.

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