Coming up in September:
MNPS Annual Fall Conference - September 24-25 2011
The 2011 conference is co-sponsored by the Biology Department of the
College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD (Charles County).
From Linda Davis via Jil Swearingen:
Next Saturday come and learn about the insects that are singing outside
now: cicadas, crickets, and grasshoppers.
Wil Hershberger, co-author of Songs of Insects book, CD book, CD,
and website (http://www.musicofnature.org/songsofinsects/)
will present an
photos and sound recordings of these singers.
Then he’ll guide us on a walk outside to listen to the night.
I’ve heard Wil present, and he’s fascinating. The best part will be
the opportunity to be outside with him. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, 8/6, 7:00 pm
Where: Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area
5100 Deer Park Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
For more details, visit: www.meetup.com/marylandnature or
Note: Wil will also be doing a walk out near Shepherdstown on Saturday,
September 10: Insect walk with naturalist Wil Hershberger along C&O
Canal near Sharpsburg, MD. These walks are family-oriented events
especially popular with young children. They focus on tree crickets
and different species of katydids. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the large
National Park Service parking lot on Canal Road, three-tenths of a
mile downstream from the Rumsey Bridge over the Potomac River. Free
and open to the public but space is limited and pre-registration will
be required. The walk will not take place if it is raining. For info
and to pre-register contact Kelly Heldreth at kheldreth@...