Thursday, June 1st, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Thursday, June 1st, our guest Chris Cosma, a PhD candidate at UC Riverside invites virtual attendees to hear about his research on how butterflies and moths interact with native California plants. Butterflies and moths are declining throughout the state, and they rely on specific native host plants as caterpillars, and nectar plants as adults. Any yard or garden can be an important insect waystation by providing resources for insects, but some plants are much better for this than others. Alongside his research, Chris has developed a web application, The Butterfly Net, that helps users select the best host and nectar plants for butterflies and moths to use in landscaping projects.