Bee hotels provide nesting habitat for a range of native, solitary, cavity-nesting bees. At North Carolina State University, several bee hotels installed on campus support local pollinators and are accompanied with information for campus residents about native bees and the important role they play.
First encountered in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly had spread to New York, Delaware, and Virginia by early 2018. The invasive insect threatens Tree of Heaven as well as grapes, hops, and fruit trees, and it has a penchant for hitchhiking. Anyone sighting spotted lanternfly is urged to report it to their state agriculture department or local extension office.
Highlights of the 2017 Annual Meeting Plenary Session with Mary Roach and Gwen Pearson
The Entomological Foundation sponsors a teacher workshop annually at the Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting. In 2017, in-service teachers learned about pollination, spiders, and more!