The B.S. of Bites and Stings: How Invertebrates Love Us

by Dr. Ann McKenzie, MD

Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center

Thursday, May 26

7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies

7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker.

MosquitoOur speaker is a family physician with a passion for biology, natural history, and animal behavior. She will share her knowledge of human reactions to invertebrate actions. She is familiar with many bites and stings, eliciting them to study, and even encouraging her children to keep a Bite List with attendant bragging rights.

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right. Enter through the door at the middle of the building.

Public Transit: Accessible by METRO Blue line (Hiawatha light rail), The Visitor Center is a couple of blocks east of the American Boulevard stop.