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WGLBBO Webinar: Insects and Other Creepy-Crawlies: What's Bugging You?


The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory will be hosting one or two webinars a month in 2021 on how to make your corner of the world better for your feathered, winged, and aquatic neighbors. The webinars are part of its groundbreaking Neighborhood Habitat Improvement Project. Each session is free, but registration is required.

Interpretive naturalist and environmental educator Kate Redmond will lead this webinar.

Insects share the earth with us. More than 85% of all species of animals are insects, and thousands of them live their lives below our radar, all around us. What are insects and why should we care? Learn about the variety, natural history, survival strategies, ecological importance, and beauty of these misunderstood creatures.

Kate is a director of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory. She is excited about photography, wetlands, prairies, photography, writing, insects (especially dragonflies), carnivorous plants, native orchids, and photography. She served for 10 years as a founding board member of the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, wrote the online field guide to the Mequon Nature Preserve, is the sturgeon papparaza at Riveredge's annual Sturgeon Fest, and, as the BugLady, has written more than 475 essays about local insects and other invertebrates.

This webinar is free, but registration is required. You can register at