Found all over the globe: from the Polar Regions to the equator, beetles represent a fifth of all living organisms. Along with this species richness, beetles have an amazing range in form, body size, feeding preferences and time of day they are active. There are large and shiny beetles and small and dull beetles, beetles that eat vegetation, and beetles that are scavengers, predators or parasites. Some beetles are out during the day, and some are out at night. Join Connecticut Conservation Ambassador Michael Grady August 15th for this two part program and explore the Beetles of the Day and Beetles of the Night!
For the first half of the program we will observe Diurnal Scarab Beetles.
Join us again later that night where we will set up lights to attract nocturnal beetles.
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.