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Bee and Beetle Diversity in Illinois

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Human impacts on the environment are resulting in what some call the “sixth mass extinction.” Bees and ground beetles are among the most abundant and diverse groups on the planet, playing an essential ecological role as pollinators, scavengers, seed eaters and epigeic predators.

On April 17 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Ken McCravy will present research he’s done with his students at Western Illinois University documenting the diversity, habitat associations and disturbance ecology of these insects.

Ken McCravy, PhD graduate from the University of Georgia has had research published on the ecology, diversity and habitat associations of ground beetles and rove beetles in various respected peer-reviewed journals.

Niabi members, zoo volunteers, students (with valid college ID) are invited to attend the talk at no cost. An $8 fee will be charged to all others wishing to attend. No parking fee will be collected.
Space is limited to 45 people. To RSVP visit https://conta.cc/2uE7S2E or call 309-799-3482 x 222.


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