Local and regional experts will speak at the WVU Core Arboretum this summer as part of its new Nature Connection Series.
The talks will be at 6pm every Tuesday through August, at the Arboretum Amphitheater. Talks are free and open to the public. Some may include walking or fieldwork.
The series began this week, with Megan Kruger, environmental education associate at the West Virginia Water Research Institute. Her lecture was, "Investigating nature's calendar: A pathway to citizen science."
The month's remaining talks include:
June 13 - "Backyard beetles: Using citizen science to uncover beetle biodiversity hidden in plain site," presented by Matt Kasson, WVU assistant professor of plant pathology.
June 20 - "Migratory birds in WVU Core Arboretum," presented by Chris Rota, WVU assistant professor of wildlife and fisheries resources.
June 27 - Jesse Fallon, veterinarian at the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, will talk about the center and wild bird and animal rehabilitation.
The 2017 WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connect Series is supported by the WVU Department of Biology, the WVU Core Arboretum Endowment and the Robert C. Cull Outreach Fellowship.