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Insects and Arthropods of the Morongo Basin

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Did you know that insects can survive in temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade with little to no water? Kurt Leuschner, M.S. and Professor at College of the Desert, will explore the lives of the largest group of animals in the world through a study of insect anatomy, survival traits, habitats, and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify and distinguish insects from other arthropods and then practice their skills in the field during this three-day class. Field observations will include desert, dune, and riparian habitats, as well as a special night session with black lights at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Leuschner will share amazing stories of insects like the yucca moth, the ant lion, and the fascinating world they inhabit.

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