General InformationClub meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from September through June and begin at 7:00 p.m. Our September 2022 meeting will take place via Zoom. We will be returning to our traditional in-person meetings at the Arnprior Curling Club starting with our October 2022 meeting. Club members who are more comfortable joining virtually via Zoom will continue to have that option. Many people are concerned about the transmission of Covid, as well as long Covid. Accordingly, we are encouraging our club members to wear a mask when indoors at the Arnprior Curling Club and to sit apart from each other. Seats will be arranged 6’ apart. Read more details here. Field trips have resumed as COVID restrictions ease up.
Wed05Oct20227:00 pmVia Zoom + In person Arnprior Curling club
Beetle diversity in Canada and beyond with Patrice Bouchard
Patrice Bouchard looking for beetles on trees at night with a headlamp
Beetles are remarkably adaptable and beautiful creatures found almost everywhere on earth. Incredibly visually diverse with nearly 400,000 described species – compared for example to some 5,500 mammal species or 6,500 amphibian species – they make up more than one-fifth of all known life forms on this planet!
Our guest speaker Patrice Bouchard, a Research Scientist with Entomology, Ottawa Research and Development Centre with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will show us how beetles are both an ally and an adversary for our crops, forests and natural ecosystems.
His richly illustrated presentation will explore recent research results in Canada and beyond, with a brief summary of two beetle book projects aimed at a broad audience.