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Insect Club: Ants, Little Creatures Who Run the World

Thursday, August 25, 2022
6:30pm to 8:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542


Free with $5/Vehicle Park Entry

Hitchcock Insect Club is a grassroots club made up of local individuals who are passionate about bugs, and they want YOU to join in the fun!

This month's presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. but you are welcome to join a group walkabout beforehand at 5:30 p.m. Please see details below:

The main program for the meeting will be a video entitled "Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World.”  NOVA looks at the most successful life forms on the face of the planet, hosted by Harvard University’s internationally renowned ant authority, naturalist Edward O. Wilson. 

What’s impressive about ants is how they practice what we preach: family values. All ants belong to extended families and carry their prey home to share. Unselfishness is the rule. Everything they do is for their colony’s good.

Dr. E. O. Wilson passed away in December 2021 at the age of 92. He was at the center of many of the most important developments in ecology, behavioral biology, biological conservation, and entomology for 70 years and could be considered the greatest naturalist/biologist of the 20th century, specializing in ants and other social insects.

The main program will be preceded by a “show and tell” session where attendees can share an insect photo for assistance with identification or just to present an interesting sighting.

Hitchcock Insect Club meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from May through September 2022. Participation is free with a park membership or $5 park entry fee.

Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. 

2022 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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