Nature NL April Talks @ The Rooms

Twice a year Nature NL collaborates with The Rooms to present talks on aspects of local natural history. These talks replace our regular third Thursday of the month ones. The April talks will take place in the Lecture Theatre on the second floor of The Rooms.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16 at 7 p.m.

NEWFOUNDLAND MOSQUITOES AND AUSTRALIAN THRIPS

Nature NL April Talks @ The Rooms

NEWFOUNDLAND MOSQUITOES AND AUSTRALIAN THRIPS

by Dr. Tom Chapman, MUN Biology Department

Dr. Chapman will talk about the diversity of mosquitoes at Salmonier Nature Park and their role in transmitting arboviruses. He will also talk about his research on the evolution of cooperation amongst Australian thrips and why it’s the kindest insects that survive.

Rhododendron (MUN Botanical Gardens photo)

THURSDAY APRIL 17 at 2:30 p.m.

PLANTWATCH NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, CITIZEN SCIENTISTS AT WORK

by Madonna Bishop, MUN Botanical Gardens

Ms. Bishop will talk about PlantWatch a part of the national NatureWatch series of volunteer monitoring programs designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment, such as climate change. As ‘citizen scientists’ you can watch plants bloom in spring, record your observations, and submit your data. Come to learn about our spring flowering plants and PlantWatching in the province.