Aquatic Insect Seminar 6/6 10-3

Lenice Chironomids
Lenice Chironomids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aquatic Insect Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 10 am to 3 pm.  As in the past, the location will be at my home on the SF Snoqualmie River in North Bend.  The morning will consist of a discussion of the major aquatic insect taxa (orders) important as fish food and cover physical characteristics and life history, among other subjects.  Following lunch (included) we will don waders and collect some aquatic insects for viewing with hand lenses and dissecting microscopes.  Class size is limited to 8 and preference will be given to people who have not taken the seminar previously.  Tim Nightengale, an aquatic ecologist specializing in benthic macroinvertebrates, will once again be leading this seminar and helping us identify the insects we collect.  The seminar is focused on the immature life stages (i.e., nymph and larval stages).  I don’t have an exact cost to cover lunch and hand-outs just yet (I need to look back at my notes from last year), but it will probably be around $15.  More details will be provided to participants when we get closer to the date.  This seminar is generally in high demand and fills quickly, so don’t delay in signing up.

Cheers.

Alan O