Next Meetup

Recognizing and Working With Natural Enemies of Insect Pests
Prepare to be inspired by Whitney Cranshaw's (bio below) presentation on the beneficial insects that can provide natural pest control of insect pests! We will meet on the University of Denver campus in Boettcher West - Room 124 - located at 2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver (on the south side of Iliff Ave). Free parking will be provided in a lot directly across the street on the north side of Iliff Avenue. On-street parking can also be found in the area. If you’d like to receive a free parking permit, please send a message to [masked] Call Julie at[masked] or Joyce at[masked] if you have any difficulty with the directions to the meeting. Whitney Cranshaw is presently a professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology at Colorado State University. For the past 35 years he has conducted a broadly based program largely directed at questions involving arthropod pests affecting horticultural commodities in Colorado, including vegetables, shade trees, turfgrass and specialty crops. This has resulted in production of over 90 refereed publications and several hundred related to Extension and outreach. Among the latter include the books Pests of the West, Guide to Colorado Insects, Bugs Rule! An Introduction to the World of Insects and, most recently, Garden Insects of North America, 2nd Edition. He will have books on hand for sale. Whitney maintains an active Extension presence throughout the state and, increasingly, around the US, annually addressing 30-50 program events including training sessions for Master Gardeners, arborists, turf care professionals, pest control operators, and vegetable producers. He also has long taught undergraduate courses at Colorado State University, including Horticultural Entomology, Insects, Science and Society and, recently, has initiated an on-line course Horticultural Entomology. He also maintains the Colorado Insect Information Web Site, the Hemp Insect Website, and the PestTalk listserv. Are you interested in doing what you can to help reverse the serious decline in pollinator health? Concerned about the impact of pesticides on human health and the environment? Frustrated by working alone? By working together we can learn about the issues, educate our neighbors, park, schools and government and advocate for change.

Boettcher Center East & West

2050 E. Iliff Avenue (on the DU campus) · Denver, CO