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Introduction to Nature Study: Insect Investigation

July 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$30 – $35
orange-cream butterfly with black markings on a wild bergamot

DATE: July 23
TIMES: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Rock Creek Confluence Property, west side trailhead. See here for directions and a map.

REGISTER HERE for Insect Investigation

Insect Investigation is part of our summer “Introduction to Nature” series. Take one or take them all!

Find and identify insects with expert insect guru Glenn Marangelo of the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium. During this introductory/refresher class you will learn about insect biology and natural history as you catch and release a variety of insects from beetles to butterflies. Glenn will point out interesting features and identification tips so you can recognize these bugs throughout your summer wanderings. The Rock Creek Confluence property is a beautiful piece of land with forest, riparian, and grassland habitats. Get out of Missoula for a morning of insect awe and wonder.

Instructor: In 2009 Glenn helped found the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, and in mid-2016 became the organization’s first Development Director. In addition to fundraising, Glenn makes insect-filled visits on Montana Public Radio’s Pea Green Boat, contributes to the Insectarium’s What’s Buzzin’ reports, writes their Bug Bytes podcast, and loves to “talk bugs.” In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, birding…and, of course, observing and learning about insects.

What to Bring:

  • snacks, water
  • clothes for changing Montana weather conditions
  • sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • writing implement and journal (optional but handy)

COVID Precautions:

  • small class limited to 12 students
  • masks may be required or recommended indoors depending on CDC guidelines and Missoula numbers
  • vaccinated MNHC staff and instructors

Cost: $30 MNHC members / $35 non-members. Scholarships are available! Please contact cmorris [at] montananaturalist.org for more information.
You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

REGISTER HERE for Insect Investigation


What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. This ticket is non-transferable to other programs or events. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.



July 23, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 – $35
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Rock Creek Confluence
MT United States