Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

Bee monitoring workshop
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Support Bee Monitoring Project
The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are doing their part to increase the baseline knowledge of bee biodiversity in Pennsylvania and to help identify changes in bee communities in the commonwealth.
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Bumble bee on flower
PSU Extension Note: Bumble Bee Colony Lifecycle
CPR member and Entomology graduate student Anna Cressman provides a basic introduction to the typical bumble bee colony annual lifecycle.
Bug of the month: cranefly larvae
Bug of the Month: Common Cranefly
This chunky aquatic insect is the larval stage of a large, slender fly commonly mistaken for an oversized mosquito – any guesses?
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Upcoming Seminars & Events

PSU Entomology Department Seminar (Fri, Oct. 15 @ 11:10 am)
Life History and Population Genetics in Nigronia Serricornis (Say): Advancing Our Knowledge and Integrating Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
Jeff Heilveil, SUNY College at Oneonta
107 Forest Resources Building
PSU Research Unplugged Speaker Series
Plants smell: Goldenrod can sniff out danger
John Tooker, Oct. 15, 1:30-2:30 pm
In-person programming at the Pasto Agricultural Museum
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
10-Part Series, Sept 15, 21, 29; Oct 5, 13, 19, 27; Nov 2, 10, 16
Join for a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in research.
Online registration, free
2021 Penn State Pumpkin Festival (Fri – Sat, Oct 15-16)
Enter the Jack-o-Lantern Contest!
1,000 pumpkins will be given away to contest entrants (Sun, Oct 10 1-3 pm)
The Arboretum at Penn State
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