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CoCoCo Library -- Good Bug/Bad Bug: A UC Master Gardener Webinar


Tue 06 / 20 / 2023
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


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Our yards, gardens, orchards, forests and open spaces are teeming with small insects whose very presence is essential to the healthy eco system we call home.  Many, if not most, people consider the insects in their local environment to be pests and, historically, they have sometimes resorted to rather noxious chemical means to control or eradicate such 'bad bugs.'
However, nature has provided a safer and, arguably, a better solution to this problem, and if understood and properly supported, 'good bugs' can not only control the pest populations, they can also enhance the vitality and the iological diversity of the garden.
"Good Bug/Bad Bug" provides a snapshot image of the fascinating insect populations that exist under the leaves, in the soil and in the air around us.  Insect pests (bad bugs) that commonly occur in our area are shown along with the beneficial insects (good bugs) that prey on them.  A little biology and a lot of colorful pictures will introduce these insects and hopefully provide a new and fascinating perspective regarding the six-legged creatures that constitute over half of all the living multicellular organisms on earth.
To register and for more on the presenter, see the CoCoCo Library webpage for this event:
Good Bug/Bad Bug, June 20, 2023
A Live Well Program of the Contra Costa County Library