Everyone knows the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) stream is the best place on campus to see turtles, koi, and cool riparian plants. But what else is in there? To find out please join special guest Dr. Carlos de la Rosa and the Bruin Naturalists Club as part of a survey team of MEMBG stream aquatic insects from 7-10pm on Saturday, March 4th.
How you ask, and why at night? Many insects can only be positively identified by their adult characteristics. Some aquatic insects, however, live the majority of their lives underwater in a juvenile state, emerging as adults only briefly to breed, lay eggs, and die. Emerging adults can be hard to find, but none can resist the allure of a good ultra violet light. If we’re lucky, we’ll see moths, beetles, midges, and mayflies. If not, we’ll see turtles, koi, and cool riparian plants- at night!
Due to space constraints, we are limited to 15 participants- so if you’re interested, RSVP to charlie.delarosa [at] gmail.com as soon as possible.
When: 7 – 10pm, Saturday, March 4th
Where: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden. Meet at 7pm in the Patio.
Who: Dr. Carlos L. de la Rosa is an aquatic entomologist and director of the La Selva Biological Field Station in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.