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Dive into the interconnected world of birds and insects

Explore the love-hate relationship between birds and insects during a talk from Balsam Mountain Trust Executive Director Michael Wall at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

Birds and insects are inextricably entwined, as shown by bird names like flycatchers, gnatcatchers and bee-eaters. But insects are more than just bird food, interacting with them in amazing ways. Wall, an entomologist who spent the last 16 years conducting research on bees and other insects at the San Diego Natural History Museum, will discuss the relationship between these creatures and how to create a better world for both in backyards and beyond.

Free, and co-sponsored by Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. Contact 828.586.2016 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. 

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