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BSV Spring Lecture and Meeting

  • April 24, 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Law Enforcement Training Academy 411 Integrity Way Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Join the BSV in person for our Spring Meeting with guest speaker Alonso Abugattas, The Capital Naturalist.

Nature’s Puzzle: Insects and Their Importance

Let’s take a look at interconnectedness of all things natural starting with native plants and all the insects that evolved and depend on them, with a special focus on Lepidoptera.  It was  E.O. Wilson who said that “it’s the little things that run the world”. Let’s take a look at how interconnected the world and its insects really are and how important these connections are to Nature’s Puzzle.

Alonso Abugattas is a well-known local naturalist, environmental educator, and storyteller in the Washington, DC area. He is the Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County Parks, VA and the long-time Co-Chair for the Beltway Chapter of Region 2 of the National Association for Interpretation, the professional association for naturalists, historians, and docents. He was awarded their Regional Outstanding Interpretive Manager Award in 2018 and the national Master Interpretive Manager in 2018. He has been trained as a Master Gardener, was made an honorary Virginia Master Naturalist for his role in starting 2 chapters, and serves as an instructor for various chapters in both organizations. Alonso Abugattas received a Regional Environmental Champion award at the 2020 Naturally Latinos Conference through the Audubon Naturalist Society. He was a co-founder of the Washington Area Butterfly Club and has held several offices (including President) for the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. With numerous mentions and appearances on television, radio, podcasts and the press, he invites you to check out his NAI Interpretive Section Thomas Say Media Award winning FaceBook Group “Capital Naturalist”, his Capital Naturalist Blog, @CapNaturalist on Twitter, and the Capital Naturalist YouTube Channel.

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