Your Host: Don Wales
Topic: Introduction to Insects and Primitive Insect Orders
After at least ten years of Flower Focus, thank you Eileen Ford, we are making a temporary shift to Insect Focus, beginning on March 21, 2018 through to the end of 2018, and maybe beyond, depending on the response.
I have wanted to do something like this since I retired in 2008. I still retain extensive resources from my days of teaching Entomology in the Biological Technology Program at the Red Deer College (RDC). I am hopeful that I still have access to the insect collections and related resources at the RDC. I graduated with a BSc in Entomology in 1967 and have forgotten more than I ever knew, since then. But, not to worry, the focus is less on the highly specialized area of insect taxonomy and more on the natural history of the insects and, in many cases, their relationship with wildflowers.
All this will be sprinkled with pointless stories about experiences I have had in the field of Entomology. So, if you share my fascination with the world of insects join us for Insect Focus!