Bounteous Beetles – 10 a.m.
As the single largest group of animals on the planet, beetles are something of a contradiction: they may be beneficial predators or pests, brightly colored or dull. They can range in size from a pinhead to a closed fist. Jeff Babson, of Sky Island Tours, will introduce participants to the amazing diversity of beetles, with an emphasis on local species.
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Class availability limitations: None
Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies. Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival). He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.