The Songs of Insects—A Talk and Walk

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Norma Hoffman Visitor Center


The Friends of Dyke Marsh (FODM) and the Potowmack Chapter of VNPS invite you to a presentation that will explore the world of singing insects using nature images and sound recordings.  We’ll learn where to find these insects, how to identify them by looks and songs, how and why they sing, and how we hear their songs. 

Common Meadow Katydid (Orchelimum vulgare)
Photo by Wil Hershberger

6:30 pm: Informal social
7 pm: Insect talk
8 pm: Insect listening walk

Our speaker will be Wil Hershberger, an avid naturalist, nature photographer, nature sound recordist, and co-author of the book The Songs of Insects.   

The talk will be followed by a walk, beginning at 8 pm, to listen for singing insects.  The number of people on the walk is limited to 20, so if you want to go on the walk please register in advance by sending an email to Walk registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  (No registration is needed to attend the talk.)

This program is co-sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.  It is free and open to the public. 

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