New author, Fr. Jim Sullivan will be giving a presentation about his book, “Insects and Their Plants”, at the next Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS) meeting on September 4, 2019. The presentation will be at the Webster Groves Library, 301 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119 from 7:00 to 9:00. Fr. Sullivan will be talking about his Observations of Missouri Insects and the Plants They Live On. Books will be available for purchase, ($12 for WGNSS members, all others $15). In addition, Fr. Sullivan will be available for a book signing after his presentation.
Fr. Sullivan has been a member of WGNSS for 52 years and has been participating in the weekly botany walks for just as long. He has lead the botany walks for almost 50 years.
Currently the botany group meets on Mondays throughout the year. They go out in all seasons, no matter the weather. Field trip locations can be almost anywhere within a 50 mile radius of St. Louis.
One of the groups favorite is Shaw nature Reserve in Gray Summit. During his long history of studying plants and associated insects, Fr. Sullivan was able to identify a new species of Chrysomelid beetle, Phyllobrotica physostegiae.
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