Kelly Price, local game warden, became interested in entomology at a very young age when he worked at a biological supply company in the town where he grew up. He has often traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador to help study insects. He is currently working on a natural history and species distribution project with David Hawks who is a reknown entomologist who retired from UC Riverside.
He specializes in a genera of Coleoptera (beetles) call Chrysina. These are referred to as Jeweled scarabs for their often colorful metallic features. Currently he has collected or helped identify many new species of beetles. He is lucky enough to have one new species of Chrysina names after his daughter and one after himself.
For fun he often rears the larva of our local butterflies and moths. He brings the pupa to schools for kids and adults to enjoy the process of metamorphosis and emergence of the adults. It is so important to talk with the public about conserving and managing lands and forests for insects. Insects are the foundation of our ecosystems and they are in trouble.
Kelly will discuss the migration and life cycle of our beautiful monarch butterfly. We will discuss how to manage your property for these and other Lepidoperta (butterflies and moths). Please be sure to dress appropriate for weather and ticks.
This program is con-sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the Dummerston Conservation Commission. Information (802) 257-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org