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2013 BIO 386 course collecting trip to Mesquite Wash

On Saturday, October 05, students of the ASU-SoLS General Entomology course BIO 386 had their fourth collecting trip to Mesquite Wash, a diverse and productive habitat located in the Tonto National Forest. There was standing water remaining from the summer rains and abundant insect activity, particularly beetles and moths. And good student turnout. The proper way to record the locality information is “U.S.: AZ: Maricopa Co.; Bee Line Highway (Rte. 87), Mesquite Wash; 33.731031, -111.514748; general coll. & Hg/UV lights; leg. N. Franz [replace with your name], X-05-2013″. See more photos here.

Museum School Starts Second Year

MS8Last Friday we had our first group of adult GED students visit our lab in the School of Life Sciences along with their teacher Linda Putnum from the RSC Southern Adult Learning Center campus. The class launches the second year of this biodiversity outreach pilot program serving this population. Volunteer teachers and assistants included Michael Shillingburg, Dr. Elizabeth Davidson, and student Naomi Pier. Read more  here.

 

2013 BIO 386 course has third field trip to First Water Trailhead

On Sunday, September 15, students of the ASU-SoLS General Entomology course BIO 386 had their third collecting trip to the First Water Trailhead, an accessible and scenic area of the Superstition Mountains. The habitat was in good condition with many Odonata species and and other aquatic insects. The proper way to record the locality information is “U.S.: AZ: Pinal Co.; First Water Trailhead (FR 78) at Hwy 88; 33.487098, -111.441984; general coll. & aquatic net; leg. N. Franz [replace with your name], IX-15-2013″. See more photos here.

A few slots still open for the Bad and Ugly Halloween Event!

2013-07-10 10.23.57There are still slots available for volunteers to help with our upcoming Bugs: The Bad and the Ugly Halloween Event!  The event takes place on Saturday, October 26th, from 10-4 pm at the Museum for Youth in Mesa, AZ. We anticipate 300-400 visitors to attend this exhibit which will feature specimens from our collections, live insects and spiders, monster sized models, augmented reality bugs, and even some bed bugs! Contact Melody at access2discovery @ gmail.com for  more information.

2013 BIO 386 course has second field trip to South Mountain

On Thursday, September 05, students of the ASU-SoLS General Entomology course BIO 386 had their second night collecting trip to South Mountain, an popular (and extensive) city park just south of Phoenix that tends to have a good variety of insects. It was a hot night (~ 105 degrees Fahrenheit) which may have reduced insect activity on the plants, ground, and at the Hg/UV light sheets. The proper way to record the locality information is “U.S.: AZ: Maricopa Co.; South Mountain Park at E Pima Canyon Road; 33.362538, -111.988097; general coll. & at Hg/UV lights; leg. N. Franz [replace with your name], IX-05-2013″. See more photos here.

2013 BIO 386 course has first field trip to Coon Bluff

On Thursday, August 29, students of the ASU-SoLS General Entomology course BIO 386 had their first night collecting trip to Coon Bluff Campground, an iconic local collecting site along the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. The proper way to record the locality information is “U.S.: AZ: Maricopa Co.; Tonto NF, Coon Bluff;  33.547349, -111.644989; general coll. & at Hg/UV lights; leg. N. Franz [replace with your name], VIII-29-2013”. See more photos here.