Conversations on Conservation: Basic Bugs 101 with Kristie Reddick from the Bug Chicks

This event is no longer on sale.

Sunday April 28

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Preregistration required to reserve a seat.  Please preregister early as this program for adults is expected to sell out. This lecture is designed for adult audiences.

Program participants meet in the Auditorium at Rowe Woods Visitor Center.

This popular lecture series promotes science with solutions by sharing information about conservation research and initiatives and by connecting like-minded people who want to help make a difference.

Basic Bugs 101 with Kristie Reddick from the Bug Chicks

Why are butterflies, ladybugs and even honey bees so beloved, while their hardworking peers are poisoned, squished and squashed?  That adorable baby bird in the nest by your back door depends on bugs for its very survival—ninety percent of its diet consists of insects, including the ‘creepy’ ones like spiders, beetles, grubs and caterpillars.  Only a tiny percent of insects cause problems for humans; the rest are either benign or helpful.  In her informative and very entertaining way, entomologist Kristie Reddick from the Bug Chicks will help shed light on why and how we can embrace the diversity, uniqueness and intrinsic beauty of the insects which call our yards and gardens their home. 

Following the lecture, Dr. Cory Christopher, Director of the Center for Conservation will moderate an open discussion between the presenter and the audience. Moving beyond the traditional Q&A, audience members will have the opportunity to network with each other about local initiatives relevant to the topic, and share ways that everyone can contribute. 

Free for Cincinnati Nature Center member adults.  Daily admission fee for nonmember adults is included in ticket price. 


*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. Programs are rain or shine.

Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain an electronic copy of your order number or save/print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.