Join Tenne Andersen and Janelle Bode from the Invasive Species Council of BC for a program about the invasive Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica), the challenges it is creating for Canadian ecosystems, and the current response to this invasive species. With strong collaboration between multiple agencies, the Japanese beetle program is progressing towards the goal of zero beetles in the areas in which it has been unintentionally introduced. Don’t miss the chance to learn about this unique beetle, including Japanese beetle biology, lifecycle, and impact on the environment and the efforts to control it, as well as a few other newly detected insect invaders in the area!
*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Donations to this program will help fund education and outreach efforts for both organizations. Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
*** This is a pilot program, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
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