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The Biodiversity of Dead Wood

Join entomologist Mark Deyrup, Ph.D. for an exploration of the biodiversity of dead wood. The dead wood of a forest is home to a complex and dynamic community of specialized creatures. You have probably seen beetle-engraved branches where woodpeckers have been drilling, and small bees or wasps popping in and out of beetle holes in dead trees, and the flights of winged termites and ants emerging from fallen logs. Few observers, however, are fully aware of how much biological diversity depends on dead wood. Mark will share what he has learned exploring the extent of insect diversity in dead wood.

Event Date & Time

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Alexander Discovery Center


Free for members / $20 for non-members (Includes admission for the day)
Registration required

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