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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


A Life in the CIty: The Often Unseen Biodervisity that Surrounds Us and Why It Matters, with Mary Gardiner, OSU Entemology

A Bug’s Life in the City: The Often Unseen Biodiversity that Surrounds Us and Why It Matters
April 28, 2018 Kottman Hall OSU Columbus Campus
The Gardiner Lab studies vacant land as a conservation habitat for arthropods. Participants will learn of our research findings and view the rich fauna found within vacant lots. Attendees will also learn about the Ohio Bee Atlas and how to participate in bee citizen science programs.
Program Schedule
9:00-9:30 Sign in and Registration, Light Breakfast and Coffee Kottman Hall Atrium (First Floor)
9:30-10:30 Vacant Land as a Conservation Resource for Insects (Mary Gardiner)
10:30-12:30 Breakout Microscope Sessions
Session 1: Arthropod Predators (Gardiner Lab Members)
Session 2: Wild Pollinators (Gardiner Lab Members)
1230-1:45 Lunch and Learn: The Pollination Investigators Program (Mary Gardiner)
1:45-2:45 The Ohio Bee Atlas and Summer Bee Blitzes (Denise Ellsworth)
3:00 Book Sale and Signing: Mary will be signing copies of her book Good Garden Bugs: Everything You Need to Know about Beneficial Predatory Insects
Cost: $30 (students $20) Includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch, citizen scientist supplies, and predatory insect ID card
Email Mary Gardiner ( by April 23 to register!
Payment (check made payable to The Ohio State University) and add "BUGS" to the memo and we can take them at the door. Indicate vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free food request in your email. Thank you!