Thursday, May 20 - Morrison Center

Pests of Ponderosa The Mountain Pine Beetle: Past, Present and Future

Lisa Mason, Colorado State Forest Service

Lisa Mason will talk about the ecology of the mountain pine beetle. Why is the beetle here? How does it fit in the natural part of the forest ecosystem? Lisa will talk about the history, what is happening now, and what the future holds for Colorado’s forests. You will also meet Buford the mountain pine beetle, and see the world through the eyes of the rice grain-sized bug. There will be samples of beetles, bark and tree cookies on display.

Lisa Mason is the Outreach Forester for the Colorado State Forest Service. Lisa graduated from Colorado State University in 2008 with a degree in Forestry and Theatre. She does programs, events, workshops and environmental education for audiences that range from Kindergarten through adult. She also teaches on a variety of topics including forestry, insects and disease, and fire. She works closely with Community Wildfire Protection Plans and manages the Colorado “Are You FireWise?” program.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center

6:30 – 8 p.m.