Speaker: Negin Almassi, from the Forest Preserves of Cook County
Description: Scientists can decipher the songs of insects and the flashes of lightning bugs using non-invasive methods of monitoring insects. What do these songs and light dances tell us? Learn about the ecology of singing insects such as crickets, katydids, and cicadas and about the ecology of lightning bugs, and what they tell us about our nocturnal environments. Almassi will also introduce some commonly heard and seen species of the region and outline conservation practices relevant to these insects.