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Lecture at Leach Botanical Garden: “Mutualism, deception, and self defense: the complex dance of co-evolution in insects and plants”

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Attend a lecture at Leach Botanical Garden from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, “Mutualism, deception, and self defense: the complex dance of co-evolution in insects and plants,” with Celeste Searles Mazzacano, PhD.

Learn about some of the fascinating and intricate ways in which plants and insects have evolved to affect each other’s traits and behaviors, including defensive arms races, attraction to sweet rewards, and trickery and death traps. From sex and reproduction to some of their elaborate social organizations, getting to know insects up close and personal can be captivating.

Celeste Searles Mazzacano is the Owner and Principal Scientist at CASM Environmental LLC, where her work focuses on insects, freshwater mussels, and other invertebrates. She has a B.S. in Genetics & Cell Biology and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Minnesota. Her research and teaching has taken her from river bottoms to tree canopies and from universities to fish & wildlife agencies, non-profits, and independent consulting.

All lectures will take place in the Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Portland. Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and strolling in the Garden. Each lecture is $15/person. Reservations required at 503-823-1671 or www.leachgarden.org.


September 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Leach Botanical Garden
6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97236 United States
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