On a single mountainside in the Southern Appalachians, a careful observer might identify more than 1,200 species of moths during the course of a year. This fascinating series provides an intensive look at the seemingly limitless diversity of insects and the important roles they play from pollinator to pathogen in the ecosystems of the Blue Ridge. Naturalist Dan Lazar covers the life cycles of the more common local insects and discusses threats to these important elements of biodiversity. Registration will be open to students in the class for a culminating field experience to see the Blue Ghost Fireflies.
ONLINE | Three Sessions: Thursdays, May 5, 19 & 26, 1:30 – 3 p.m.