This public, virtual talk is hosted by West Bend Public Library. https://www.westbendlibrary.org/ A link will be posted when available.
"Beneficial Backyard Bugs"
Wisconsin is home to 20,000+ insect species—the vast majority of which provide benefits to humans. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the many ways in which insects help us out and also take a look at how common these beneficial creatures can be in our own area.
Patrick (PJ) Liesch is a statewide entomology specialist and director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab (IDL). Every year, the IDL handles over 2,400 insect identification requests from Wisconsin’s farmers, private industry, university and government agencies, the general public, and other groups. PJ also provides entomology-related outreach throughout the state, including regular appearances on Wisconsin Public Radio.