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Incredible Insects – Lunchtime Lecture

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Montana Natural History Center
Cost: $5 suggested donation

National Geographic recently featured an article about seasonal pools in the Northeast that “teem with tiny life.” Nan Vance’s presentation will be about even tinier life here in the Northwest that even the most ardent wildlife biologists and naturalists tend to overlook. Insects are seen primarily as pests or food for wildlife, unless, of course, they are harnessed to serve our needs. Nan will give us a glimpse of what Shakespeare aptly put: “For nought so vile upon this earth doth live but to the earth some special good doth give.”

Learn about amazing insects during your lunch hour! Feel free to bring your food and eat while you enjoy the presentation.

Instructor: Nan C. Vance was a lead Research Plant Physiologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. For over 15 years she published studies covering plant physiology and ecology, pollination ecology, and plant restoration in the Inland Northwest. Post-retirement: in the last 12 years she has spent as much time in the field as possible investigating native plants of the region, and associated insects. With the help of field photography, she advocates for better understanding and support of natural habitats and processes including those that influence the insects.