Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
October 9-11, 2020
Insects and Arthropods of the Moronogo Basin
By Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Event Overview

Did you know that insects can survive in temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade with little or no water? Kurt Leuschner will explore the lives of the largest group of animals in the world through a study of insect anatomy, survival traits, habitats, and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify and distinguish insects from other arthropods and then practice their skills in the field. Field observations will include desert, dune, and riparian habitats, as well as a special night session with black lights at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Leuschner will share amazing stories of insects like the yucca moth, the ant lion, and the world they inhabit.

This class is sponsored by the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.

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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

About Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Institute offers classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women’s programs, citizen science, and creative arts. All programs are taught by expert instructors who provide a personal and enjoyable learning experience on these educational adventures.

To register for this event email your details to desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

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When & Where

  • From:Oct 9, 2020,06:30 PM
  • To:Oct 11, 2020,12:00 PM
  • Location: Joshua Tree National Park

    74485 National Park Dr, 92277, Twentynine Palms, CA.

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