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Think and Drink - Insects All Around Us

To Be Rescheduled

For this month’s Think & Drink, grab your favorite beverage and join us for another virtual Zoom event.

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 7-8pm, join Clemson Professor Emeritus Dr. Merle Shepard as we discuss some of the amazing diversity of insects around us this time of year. Insects make up the most diverse and abundant animals on earth with over 1.4 million described species. The presentation will focus on pollinators but will also include other insects.

Look for a separate sign up to join Dr. Shepard at Caw Caw on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9-10:30am, as we walk through various habitats to observe all we can find there.

About Dr. Merle Shepard:

Dr. Shepard earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University, a M.S. degree in Entomology from the University of Georgia. and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Texas A&M University.  He spent a year as assistant professor with the University of Florida before moving to Clemson and accepting the position of Assistant Professor of Entomology where he developed and taught two graduate courses:  Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management.  He spent a year on sabbatical in Australia with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and 5 years as head of the Entomology Department at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.  He rejoined Clemson as Director of the Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.  He is now Emeritus Professor with Clemson and is the Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Lowcountry Biodiversity Foundation.  He has written field guides such as: 1.)  Insects and Spiders of Coastal South Carolina by Merle Shepard, Edward Farnworth and Keith McCullough, 2.) Insect Pollinators of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry by Merle Shepard, Edward Farnworth, Dwight Williams and April Bisner, and 3.) Garden Insects of South Carolina:  Beneficial Species and Potential Pests by Merle Shepard and Edward Farnworth.

Date: 10/20/2021 (Wed.)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: Zoom

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Monica Berenguer
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Shauneen Hutchinson
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John Bigler
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Larry Carlson
Ray Ward
Bill Reehl
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Debbie Seabrook
Michael Patrick
Allyssa Zebrowski
Michael Davis
Linda Rowe
Katie Wean
Anna Ewing
Jennifer Jerome
Lori Porwoll Porwoll
Patrick Markham
Katie Link
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