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UF/IFAS Extension: It's a Buggy World - Identifying Insects in the Landscape

Free Event

With an estimated 12,000 insect species in Florida one could easily get overwhelmed when trying to identify an insect on a backyard plant.

Insects are an amazing and important part of the ecosystem - they are pollinators, predators, decomposers, and detritivores.

While most insects are 'good bugs', only 1% are truly problematic pests that either cause us physical harm (ant bites, wasp sting) or do damage to our landscape.

It is important to know the difference!

Join us for an engaging conversation on identifying backyard bugs, beneficial insects, and problem pests.

You will learn how to identify insects through their feeding behavior as well as understand how using integrated pest management strategies can help support a healthy ecosystem.

If you have an insect and you're not sure what it is - Feel free to bring it in for identification!

Instructor: Carol Wyatt-Evens, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Chemicals in the Environment Agent.

Register early through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com to reserve your spot and receive notice of any changes.

Eventbrite registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-a-buggy-world-identifying-insects-in-the-landscape-registration-72595512131

For questions or further information, please call 941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu.

If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-5000 or sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu.

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.

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