Dr. Nadine Kriska from the UW– Whitewater Biology Department, will provide an interesting talk on Wisconsin Dung Beetles. She has a Masters and Ph.D. in Entomology from UW-Madison. Scarab beetles are one of the five largest families of beetles in the world (nearly 28,000 species!), and about 25% of scarabs are dung beetles. Wisconsin boasts about 60 species of dung beetles that have the often overlooked and underappreciated job of breaking down solid waste and recycling nutrients back into the ecosystem. We will take a closer look at our state’s dung beetle fauna and the different strategies they employ to carry out their role as nature’s septic systems. So please join Nadine, the self-proclaimed Dung Beetle Queen of Wisconsin, on Friday, October 18 at 10:00 AM.