On Thursday, December 13, the world-renowned biologist (and ant guru), Dr. Edward O. Wilson, will be dropping by our neighborhood here in Raleigh, NC.
At 1pm EST in the Daily Planet Theater in the Nature Research Center at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Dr. Wilson will lead a Global Town Hall about biodiversity. He’ll share stunning photos and stories from his remarkable scientific career to inspire students — the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists – to study, protect, and maintain the biodiversity of our planet.
Not local? No worries! The Global Town Hall will be streamed online at www.livestream.com/naturalsciences.
Following the presentation, Dr. Wilson will field questions from audience members on location as well as via Twitter at #EOWilson. Students and teachers can also submit questions in advance of the event at email@example.com .
We’re dying to know what Dr. Wilson thinks about biodiversity in some of the more curious places we like to study, like, um, say the belly button or the armpit?
More details are available here: http://naturalsciences.org/eowilson.
We look forward to seeing you in person or online!
Dear Mr. EO Wilson,
I was just told that the bug that is in my home is a Camel Cricket. Other then having the exterminator spraying my home, what can I do? They are mostly in the basement and a few on the first floor f my home.
Thank you in advance for any help with this issue.
Thank you for your comment! While Dr. Wilson is a friend of our team, he’s not affiliated with the camel cricket project. I’ll take a stab at your question instead! We wouldn’t recommend spraying your basement; by far the most effective way to get rid of the camel crickets is to dry your space out (dehumidifiers are great for this). The less humid you can make it, the better! Members of our team have had luck with a 5 gallon bucket and a constant light source (a single bulb hung over it) in their basement. Also, it should ease your mind that camel crickets are harmless! They don’t chirp or bite. If you’d like to mail some into us, we’d love to take them off your hands! Check out our camel cricket census page (http://yourwildlife.org/projects/camel-crickets/) for more information.
-Lea Shell and the Your Wild Life team