Plant it Wild to host program on insects

FRANKFORT — Plant it Wild will host a presentation on insects by Nathaniel Walton, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Frankfort.

Walton, will present on the top 10 beneficial insects in the community and the top 10 worst insects, as well as other topics. Attendees can learn how to be a citizen scientist and begin to recognize the activity of insects in their landscapes. Beneficial insects need protection and early detection of invasive insects can go a long way to limiting their spread. Learn who to leave alone and who to go after.

Walton is an entomologist by training, with a Master of Science and PhD in entomology from Michigan State University. He also has a great deal of interest in plants and gardening. Growing up in Suttons Bay, he often helped out in the garden at home and started learning the art of gardening at a very early age.

More recently he has taught plant pathology at Northwestern Michigan College for the MSU institute of Agricultural Technology. He has also been very active in pollinator conservation, performing research and education activities centered around growing native plants to provide food and shelter for native bees and other beneficial insects.

Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses.

 

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