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Lecture on Conserving Insects by Dr. Rebeccah Waterworth

Friends of Patuxent

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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You Are Invited to a Special Friends of Patuxent Presentation:

 Conserving Insects and What You Can do to Help

by Dr. Rebeccah Waterworth

When:  Saturday, March 7 2020, 1:00 to 3:30 PM

Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center at Patuxent Research Refuge

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708



The renowned ecologist E.O. Wilson called insects “the little things that run the world”. They aerate soil, pollinate plants, and are food sources for many animals. We need healthy insect populations for our survival. Yet recent studies suggest that many insect species are in serious decline.


 Dr. Rebeccah Waterworth will be discussing how beneficial insects can be saved by restoring native plants to our ecosystems. She will share online resources that you can use to determine which plants best attract these insects and are beneficial to add to your garden. She will also discuss the recent headlines on insect decline and how conserving insects in your yard can go a long way to help preserve biodiversity at a local scale.


Rebeccah is an entomologist in the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to this, she worked with Dr. Paula Shrewsbury at the University of Maryland, Department of Entomology after completing her PhD at University of California at Riverside. With her current research, she is interested in the identification, diversity, and conservation of beneficial insects using floral resources. 

Following the presentation, please join us for a dessert social and RSVP by 2 March.

For questions on the event, please contact Cathy Kuehne (410) 997-7925.




Have questions about Lecture on Conserving Insects by Dr. Rebeccah Waterworth? Contact Friends of Patuxent

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National Wildlife Visitor Center,
Patuxent Visitors' Center
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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