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!

November: Learning to Love Spiders

When you come across a spider, the emotions you experience are often in the realm of fear or disgust. Despite their negative reputation, spiders are essential members of the ecosystem. With only a few species considered harmful to humans, their negative reputation is unjustified. During this talk, we will take a look at these fascinating species and will admire the unique biology and adaptations of the arachnid world.

Laurie Kerzicnik is an Arthropod Diagnostician for Montana State University in Bozeman. She focuses on arthropod identification and education across Montana. During a trip to Costa Rica several years ago, Laurie was fascinated by the world of spiders and has worked with them for over 20 years. She received her graduate degrees from Colorado State University. Her work zoo has many pets, including three tarantulas, a vinegaroon, walking sticks, cockroaches, a jumping spider, a scorpion, and a vampire crab.

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, November 21st
Doors: 6:30
Lecture: 7:05

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