Again this year, nature lovers can help catalog the resources of the 16,000 acre Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System. Each year, the Cincinnati Museum Center offers a series of Advanced Naturalist Workshops that teach the identification and ecological relationships of Ohio flora and fauna. Workshop attendees get hands-on field training from experts, while helping document the flora and fauna of this unique preserve. The weekend workshops cost $200 each, and the fee includes all materials, meals, and lodging.
Among this year's offerings is an August workshop on the suborder of true bugs, led by Eric R. Eaton. Eric is the principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Eric will teach you to differentiate the families of true bugs, a group that includes stink bugs, assassin bugs, water striders, plant bugs, lace bugs, toad bugs and bed bugs. The true bugs workshop runs from Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25. Download a registration form and submit it quickly if you're interested, because the workshop is limited to just 10 attendees!