Field Entomology Course for Arborists, Landscapers and Nursery Growers coming in August!


Have you ever found an insect and had no idea what it was? Was it a pest, a beneficial species, or perhaps a new invasive? Wouldn’t you like to be able to identify more insects more easily? Not only to be able to look them up in a reference guide but to have the skills to be able to decipher beetles from plants bugs and moth larvae from sawflies right on the fly? Well here is your opportunity to become an……….. Entomology Rockstar!

Back by popular demand, its the 2nd annual:

 “Field Entomology for Arborists”

Monday, August 12th – Wednesday,  August 14th 

(A second course date will be available)

2 full days; Arrival 6pm/Depart 6pm. 

@ Queen’s University Biological Research Station (North of Kingston)

This is a unique opportunity: an ALL-INCLUSIVE, TWO-DAY, IMMERSION-style Field Course led by local experts in Entomology and IPM. This field course is designed for professionals working with woody plants in arboriculture, landscape and nursery production. Filled with interactive activities designed to sharpen your scouting and identification skills, this field course will set the foundation for you to build your detection and ID skills for several types of insects found on and around the diverse habitats of trees and shrubs.

The workshop will take place in the tranquil, natural learning environment of the Queens University Biological Station (just north of Kingston).


Motivated by their contagious passion for learning, Marvin Gunderman, Jen Llewellyn and Dave Cheung will lead the workshop in an inspiring, engaging, team-building style filled with practical learning opportunities and humour.   14 CEU’s will be available!

Attendee Comments from 2018:

“Instructors were very knowledgeable and conveyed everything in a fun, enjoyable way”

“Overall AMAZING! Great, fun-filled information, packed exciting time with amazing people”

“Good move to keep it to a small group.  It helps for interactions and exchanges”


 ISAO Members: $530.00       Non-Members: $580.00      (plus HST)

(Registration fee includes 2 nights accommodation and all meals)

Space is limited to 12 participants ONLY.

(A second course date August 14-16 will become available to accommodate industry)

To register:  email

About Jen Llewellyn

OMAFRA Nursery and Landscape Specialist @onnurserycrops
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