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Bug Walk & Talk

June 15 @ 10:00 am

This Saturday, June 15, 10 am
Despite their small size, bugs like aphids rarely go unnoticed in the garden because where there’s one, there’s likely hundreds! But despite their vast numbers, aphids and other bugs rarely pose a significant threat to our native plant gardens, because they are one part of a larger, fascinating ecosystem. Join us as we learn about a few common insects, their unusual lives, and their many cool predators in this walk and talk with naturalist Sam Nestory.

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Samantha Nestory is the engagement manager and naturalist at Stoneleigh: a natural garden in Villanova. After earning her master’s degree in entomology from the University of Delaware, Samantha worked in ecological horticulture at Morris Arboretum and Stoneleigh for several years before moving into her current position. Now, she develops educational programming, coordinates public events, and manages the volunteer program at Stoneleigh, using her passion for insects, plants, and people to connect and engage the community. @stoneleighgarden