Meet the Beetles!

Meet the Beetles posterI wanted to let everyone know about an event that’s coming up this weekend at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum west of Tucson.  During the summer, the Museum is open late on Saturday nights so that people can visit when the temperatures are reasonable and see some of the interesting things that happen only at night in the desert.  This Saturday, August 28, there will be a special event: Meet the Beetles!  Dr. Wendy Moore, the new systematist in the University of Arizona’s Department of Entomology, will have live specimens of over 30 Arizona beetle specimens available, as well as a whole hoarde of professional entomologists (grad students, postdocs, and professors) to share what’s known about these beetles with the public.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot about Arizona’s beetles from some very knowledgeable people – and we have some truly spectacular beetles!  The event runs from 7-9PM and will be located in the Desert Garden.  Admission for the Museum is only $7 after 4PM and only $2.50 for kids 6-12.  Kids 5 and under are free.  If you’re in the Tucson area on Saturday, this is a great event and one I highly recommend!

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