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Bugs & Beer

Tomorrow night’s Golden Beer Talk will be really interesting!  Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood, author of Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier, is coming down from the University of Wyoming to tell us the Legend of the Lost Locust.

The infamous Rocky Mountain locust was the most abundant terrestrial creature on earth in the 19th century, but the last living specimen was caught in 1903.  The extinction of this species was one of the great, ecological mysteries in the decades that followed—and now that we know its fate, there are profound lessons for our own future.

If you read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, you will be interested to hear that these are the “grasshoppers” that she described so well in On the Banks of Plum Creek.

The talk will be held at Windy Saddle Cafe.  The talk will start at 6:30, but if you want to be sure of a table, you should probably get there closer to 6.  This month’s featured beer will come from Barrels & Bottles.