We are thrilled to host a virtual evening with Dr Ross Piper, on Thursday 17th June at 7pm.
Join us for a fascinating, educational and inspirational talk entitled ‘Insects: Their Incredible Diversity and Fascinating Lives.’
From wasps that are much smaller than a full-stop, all the way up to hand-sized beetles, insects are far and away the most diverse animals on the planet. Being so diverse and numerous, these animals are crucially important in all the world’s terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. In browsing, predating, scavenging, parasitizing and getting eaten by other organisms, they profoundly affect the movement of nutrients and energy through these systems.
In a myriad of seemingly insignificant ways, insects keep life on Earth ticking over, living out their lives in ways that make the mind boggle. In this talk, Ross Piper invites you to take a closer look at these endlessly fascinating creatures.
Ross is a zoologist, author and presenter. He has been fascinated by animals for as long as he can remember, an interest that led to a prize-winning, first class degree in zoology at Bangor University and a PhD in insect ecology at the University of Leeds. He is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Essex and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.
Tickets are suggested donation of £4 and must be booked in advance. Thank you so much for your kind donations – as a charity we depend on your support to carry out our important work across Sheffield and Rotherham.
We can’t wait for you to join us and learn about our incredibly important insects.
See you there!