Garden insects subject of September 4 brown-bag

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A brown-bag presentation on fascinating insects will be held Sept. 4 at noon and again at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Keim Hall.

 

Entomologist Jim Kalisch will talk about a variety of interesting insects found in the world around us, including in our own yards and gardens. The presentation will be a celebration of insects focusing primarily on all the important things that insects do for our species and the planet.

 

This presentation is part of a brown-bag series on “all things green” sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Department of Agronomy/Horticulture, UNL Garden Friends and Friends of Maxwell Arboretum.

 

Event sponsors hope to bring together a community of on- and off-campus people who care about the environment. There will be time for discussion at each session and, when weather permits, time to walk through the campus landscape.

 

Future topics include “The How, Why and Where of Fall Color” on Oct. 2; “Beyond Apples: the Edible Landscape” on Nov. 6; and “Holiday Decorating & the Winter Landscape” on Dec. 4. These presentations will take place in Keim 150 on UNL east campus. Presentations are held at noon and repeated at 5:30 p.m.

 

Participants are invited to bring lunch or dinner, if desired, and ideas or questions. For more information about the brown-bag series, call the arboretum at 402-472-2971, email [email protected] or visit arboretum.unl.edu/brown-bag-series.

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8/28/14-DM                   Source: Jim Kalisch, extension associate entomologist, Entomology, 402-472-8691, [email protected]

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