Dr. Staffan Lindgren will be speaking at the Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting on Monday, April 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay. Free admission for CVHA members; drop-ins $5.
Lindgren will be talking about “Pollinators in Your Garden – Not just Bees.”
As a professional entomologist, and inventor of the “Lindgren Funnel Trap,” a widely used tool in forest entomology throughout North America, Staffan will share his keen interest in, and extensive knowledge of, plant-insect interactions, and how these can work to our benefit in our gardens.
Lindgren received his undergraduate training in Sweden and came to Canada for graduate studies at Simon Fraser University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at UBC. After working as research director for a pest management company in Vancouver, he became a professor at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George where he studied plant-insect interactions, forest entomology and biodiversity.
Staffan is now professor emeritus at UNBC and lives with his wife in Nanaimo, where he enjoys bird watching, nature photography, kayaking and flyfishing.
You can find more information about Dr. Lindgren on ResearchGate or on Twitter (@bslindgren). His blogs on entomology can also be found at the Entomological Society of Canada blog site.