The Conservation Committee of the Izaak Walton League in Loudoun County, Virginia holds free public events on a regular basis. Many of these events are in partnership with the Purcellville and Rust Loudoun County Public Libraries. If you are interested in bears, bats, butterflies, dragon flies, moths or spiders or any other critter you will find our lectures fascinating.
Our presenters are Master Naturalists or scientists from the Smithsonian and local universities. Most presentations are for all ages and include an outdoor activity such as bat monitoring.
Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Dr. David Adamski, Research Associate for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, will lecture on why insects are so successful and the adaptations which allow this success in a predatory world. Dr. Adamski is a world-renowned entomologist who specialty is micro-moths. This fascinating lecture will be accompanied by slides of rare and beautiful examples from the insect world.
After the lecture we will examine live insect specimens caught in specially designed insect traps setup around the Chapter.
Bring good walking shoes, flashlights and cameras.
This event is appropriate for adults and interested children.