In light of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this event. Stay tuned for updates on future programs, and feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you for your continued support!

What happens when you mix local beers and a fascinating expert bug lecturer? You get the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium’s evening lecture series: “Bugs and Brews”! Every month we will have a new expert lecturer discuss a fascinating topic relating to bugs. Some of our past talks have been on Animal Weapons, Pests, Native Bees, Sea Spiders and more! We want to give a huge THANK YOU to our primary sponsor of our unique lecture series: Draught Works!

This event usually sells out in advance, so be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time!

March: Bumblebee Biology 101

Rebekah Brassfield will be sharing her knowledge of one of the best pollinators in the world, bumblebees. You’ll learn to tell the difference between bumblebees and other insects, how to identify common species, and discover their unique relationship with Montana’s native plant community. As their populations decline, find out what makes these fuzzy pollinators an amazing and valuable part of our landscape.

Rebekah graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2017 with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She began her career as a wildlife researcher working for the National Wildlife Refuge in Kenai, Alaska, where she learned to love field work and began concentrating on botany and entomology. From there, she has worked in various research positions from Auburn University Alabama to the Forest Service in Salmon, Idaho. She currently works at Salish Kootenai College as a wildlife research assistant where she has been researching bumblebees and their unique relationship with huckleberries. She will be starting her Master’s in Systems Ecology in the fall of 2020.

Please note that this event is taking place at our temporary location, the Montana Natural History Center. You’ll be able to find us there at 120 Hickory Street, down near Currents and the baseball stadium. 

Date: Thursday, March 26th
Doors: 6:30
Lecture: 7:10

Cost: $8, $5 for members. Two complementary drinks are included with your admission.
Tickets: HERE

Must be 21 or over for alcohol.

Location: Montana Natural History Center (120. Hickory St.)
Contact: 406-317-1211