Weds. January 27 @ Hartley Nature Center – Larry Weber presents “In a Patch of Goldenrods”
6:30 pm – Socializing and snacking
7:00 pm – Presentation begins
Larry has spent extensive time over the past 2 years observing the amazing myriad of insects and spiders that make use of the many species of native goldenrod plants commonly found along area roadsides, mixed in with a variety of non-native plants like tansy that host very few critters. He has identified over 100 insect and spider species using the goldenrod and says “it is just plain interesting!”
Larry Weber is a retired science teacher and a talented naturalist who captivates with his enthusiasm and energy. Weber is the author of Backyard Almanac (1995), Butterflies of New England (2002), Spiders of the Northwoods (2002), and Butterflies of the Northwoods (2006). He also co-authored Fascinating Fungi of the Northwoods (2006). His awards include the Minnesota Secondary Science Teacher of the Year in 1993 and the National Biology Teacher Association’s Middle School Life Science Teacher of the Year for 1998.