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Amy Stewart on Wicked Bugs

Aug 13, 2011
San Diego Horticultural Society
Surfside Race Place Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 92014
Highly entertaining speaker and New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart will guide us on an exploration of the sinister side of the plant world as revealed in her latest book, Wicked Bugs. In Amy’s presentation she will take us on an entertaining, and undoubtedly creepy crawly, tour of some of the world’s most notorious garden inhabitants. She has tracked down over 100 of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the "bookworms" that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, she will delve into the extraordinary powers of six and eight-legged creatures. You probably will never garden without your gloves on again or, like Amy, you may recognize that the vast majority of the insect world is beneficial and dig right in. At least you will now be prepared for the few that will definitely give you pause.