Insects are all around us — they outnumber us 200 million to one and are found on every continent, even on the open ocean. The most familiar insects to you are probably those right around your own home. Get to know them better and learn to appreciate insects of all kinds in this introduction to pests, beneficial insects and entomology (the study of arthropods). Join us to learn about the amazing creatures that live right in your own backyard!
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Learn some common species of insects found in this area, including pests and beneficials, and their relationships with plants.
2) Learn about attracting beneficial insects to a landscape, and why these insects are beneficial.
3) Learn about integrated pest management and organic pest control.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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