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September 21, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cool Creek Nature Center
2000-1 E 151st Street
Carmel, IN 46033
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Nature Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Nature Lecture Series
These lectures will provide in-depth education into the seasonally related topics below, led by our naturalist staff through a PowerPoint program. The programs are geared toward older young adults and adults and intended to expand our citizens' knowledge of the life and passive recreation opportunities in Hamilton County and our state.
Ages: All
Cost: Teens and adults
Location: CCNC
Pre-registration: Required. Register online

Moths - The Underappreciated Members of the Lepidoptera Order
For every species of butterfly there are about nine species of moth. These often under appreciated insects fuel our food web and are important environmental indicators. They are fascinating in their diversity, adaptations, and are easy to observe and study. Join us as we explore these amazing species and learn about their important role in Indiana!
Date: Tuesday, August
Time: 6:30 pm

Monarchs - Life History and Decline
This presentation will discuss the amazing life cycle, habitat, and migration of the monarch butterfly. We will also explore the perils these insects face and the factors in their precipitous decline over the last few decades, focusing on the things we can do in our own yards and communities that help not only them, but other declining insects.
Date: Tuesday, September 21
Time: 6:30 pm

The Brushes of Autumn - Nature Trees and Fall Colors
Indiana is a wonderful place to observe the spectacle of fall colors! Come learn about the science of fall colors and some of the neat facts related to individual native trees that put on a show in the fall!
Date: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 6:30 pm

Nature’s Nasties - Using the Power of Education to Combat Misinformation
Venomous snakes, poison ivy, medically significant spiders, mosquitos, sting nettle, chiggers, and ticks; there are a few things we encounter outside that can cause us harm. However, misinformation is probably the most dangerous! Come learn about the species that can cause us discomfort and may produce enough fear that it prevents us from enjoying the outdoors. Tips on prevention and identification will be provided.
Date: Tuesday, November 2
Time: 6:30 pm