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Online Course: Bugs in Winter with Charley Eiseman

January 3, 2021 @ 12:00 AM - January 5, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Bugs in Winter: Insects and Other Invertebrates in the Cold
$60 – 75 | January – Feburary | Begins Jan 3

You probably know that monarchs fly south for the winter, and that honeybees huddle together to keep each other warm. But what about the thousands of other bugs all around us that don’t get any press? Have you ever wondered how they make it through the coldest, darkest part of the year? In this course we will explore the different strategies insects and other arthropods have for surviving the winter. Each species has one life stage that overwinters, which may be the adult, egg, larva/nymph, or pupa. Each unit will focus on one of these life stages, including examples of species that can be found out in the open all winter as well as some that are hidden from view.

Please see More Info link below for more about this course and our Nature Now Online Courses with NBNC

About the Instructor

Charley Eiseman is a naturalist based in western Massachusetts. He has been conducting plant and wildlife surveys and natural resource inventories throughout New England for over 20 years, as well as teaching courses and workshops on interpreting animal tracks and sign (both vertebrate and invertebrate). He holds an MS in Botany (Field Naturalist) from the University of Vermont and a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management from the University of Massachusetts. Charley is the author of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates (Stackpole Books, 2010), Leafminers of North America (self-published e-book, 2019), and an insect-themed blog called “BugTracks.” He has also published over 40 scientific papers on insect natural history, including the description of over 60 new species. http://charleyeiseman.com/



January 3, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
January 5, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602