Bugs, birds and salamanders – learn about them on Troost Avenue

Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

The bug that has killed millions of ash trees as it worked its way west from Michigan is now in the Kansas City area.

On Oct. 15, Wendy Sangster, conservation department forester, will talk about the invasion, preventative measures and alternative trees for landscape plantings.

On Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., Max Alleger, a conservation grassland bird expert, will talk about the state’s effort to restore the endangered greater prairie chicken. He will talk habitat management and technology being used to help a bird that was once common statewide.

On Nov. 19, conservation Herpetologist Jeff Briggler will talk about his efforts to save the endangered hellbender salamanders that live in Ozark streams.

All lectures will be at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and the lectures start at 7.

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