For the Greatest Good: Insect Defense Mechanisms

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Insects defend themselves against larger and stronger predators in several creative and effective ways. The defenses range from camouflage to the production of poisons. The presentation will delve into just a few of the fascinating defense mechanisms insects use to prevent themselves from being another animal’s meal! Jim Nechols is an insect biologist and retired Professor from Kansas State University, specializing in ecology and biological control of insect pests and weeds.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.

The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more in-formation on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.