Insect ecology during drought program set for Feb. 11 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present another program in its Dealing with Drought series on Feb. 11 in Austin.

“Effects on Insect Ecology – How You Can Help” will be presented from 10 a.m.-noon at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600-B Smith Road.

“This presentation will cover why insects and other arthropods are important to humans and other animals, how drought impacts various insect groups and how people can help attract and keep beneficial insects in their yard, even in times of drought,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension program specialist in integrated pest management, Travis County.

The cost $10 until Feb. 1 and $15 thereafter. No cash will be accepted. Payment must be made by check or credit card.

Brown said space is limited so attendees should register early to reserve a seat. To register online, go to To register by phone, call 979-845-2604.

For more information on the program, contact Sue Carrasco at 512-854-9610 or


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