Invasive insects will be the subject of the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s program – Redlands Daily Facts

Matt Daugherty, Cooperative Extension Specialist in UCR’s Department of Entomology, will present “An Update on Invasive Insects in California: Some Successes, But More New Problems” when the Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society meets in 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at Redlands Church of the Nazarene, 1307 E. Citrus Ave.

Daugherty will provide an overview of some recent invasive species found in California, including European vine moth, palm weevils, stink bugs, Asian citrus psyllid and shothole borers, according to a press release. He will also discuss the current status of their invasions and what is learned about how to deal with them.

The Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society will also be hosting a Floral Design Workshop at 10 a.m. on March 26 in Room 14 of the Church of the Nazarene in Redlands.

The Horticultural Society will provide flowers, greenery, floral foam and containers. but participants are welcome to bring cuttings from their gardens and their own vases. Participants should also bring a knife, scissors or shears.

The floral creation workshop and the meeting on March 17 are free and open to the public.

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