Beetle Diversity on Prince Edward Island

Jon Sweeney, a research scientist based at Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Atlantic Forestry Centre in Fredericton has recently been studying the beetle diversity on P.E.I.. With his team, he collected beetles using pheromone baited funnel traps between 2018 and 2019 and identified hundreds of new beetle species new to PEI! To read more about the […]

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National Insect Appreciation Day 2020

On June 08 we celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day (NAIAD), and take a moment to recognize the valuable work these small creatures do. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended social activities for NAIAD, and have opted for an activity that can be done on your own and with family. We hope to […]

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JAM 2019

On October 3-5, 2019, the Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Alberta held a joint-annual meeting at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. 75 people attended the meeting, with no shortage of presentations or posters. To start the meeting, a special symposium was held in honour of George Ball, who’s influence on entomological research in Alberta was reflected […]

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Insect Discovery Days 2019

Hello insect enthusiasts! Insect Discovery Day will be held this year on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Coaldale Bird of Prey Centre (http://www.burrowingowl.com/visit/) in southern Alberta. The activities and information booths will be held between 10am-3pm. Insect Discovery Day is an exciting event that introduces kids and community members to the wonderful world of insects. […]

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The ESA’s new website!

I am pleased to announce that the ESA’s new website is almost ready for use. Of course, there are many parts still being worked on, but I am happy to recognize that the functionality of the website is mostly complete! The completion of the website was only possible through the collaborative efforts of the Website […]

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