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Aiken Monthly Meeting: Eric Eaton asks, “Why Despise Flies?”

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New meeting location! We are now meeting in person at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office (4255 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907). The entrance to the classroom is on the back (east) side of the office and parking is available.

For our first meeting of the fall 2022 season, we have a special guest speaker, Eric Eaton. He is the author of Insectopedia (Princeton University Press, 2022) and Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect (Princeton University Press 2022). He is the lead author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007), co-author of Insects Did It First (Xlibris, 2018), and contributor to several other books as well as author of numerous other articles about insects and other animals. Eric previously lived in Colorado Springs before recently moving to Leavenworth, Kansas.

Talk description:
“Why Despise Flies?”  Flies are the insects we love to hate. From mosquitoes that suck our blood to the pesky “fruit flies” in the kitchen, they are loathed as a nuisance or a downright menace. It may come as a surprise to learn how much good flies do for us and for the planet. Do you love “Death by Chocolate?” You can thank a tropical fly for pollinating cacao. Come take a listen and find out what remarkable flies are to be found here in Colorado. Several have special relationships to birds, though not necessarily in a good way. Put on your insect repellent and join us, won’t you?

Date: September 21
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Classroom, 4255 Sinton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
The entrance to the classroom is on the back (east) side of the office and parking is available. We’ll start setting up at 6:30, so come a little early to say hello and have some snacks.




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September 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tally Kerr


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office
4255 Sinton Rd
Colorado Springs, 80907
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