2018 A Naturalist's Guide to Southern Oregon Beetles
Instructors: James LaBonte, M.S. and Bill Schaupp, Ph.D.
Dates: Thursday - Friday, May 31-June 1, 2018
Location: SFI, Selma, OR
Meet the beetles in this late spring update of last year’s workshop. Almost 5,000 beetle
species are known to live in Oregon and you just never know when a new one will turn up
under a rock. Known species include blind soil beetles, wood-boring beetles, dung beetles
and fungi-eating beetles. In this “Beetles 101” field course, students can expect to acquire general knowledge about diversity, behaviors, ecological roles, and natural histories of the beetles found at and near Deer Creek Center. Although we’ll consider beetles in all accessible habitats, we’ll focus
on those inhabiting leaf litter and soil, with a presentation on bark beetles from USFS entomologist Bill Schaupp. Field trips, lecture, labs and optional night collecting will give us plenty of opportunities to collect and observe diverse species.
Register for this course.