February 22, 2021
Want to learn more about the world of millipedes, centipedes, and relatives? Our friends at the Dan River Basin Association have you covered!
VMNH Myriapodologist Dr. Jackson Means will present "The Many-Legged Beneath our Feet: Myriapods of the Piedmont Region" this Wednesday (February 24) at noon during the Association's "Lunch with DRBA Webinar"!
Registration is still open, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required to attend.
During this webinar, Dr. Means will introduce participants to the often overlooked world of the Myriapoda (millipedes, centipedes, and relatives). Jackson will discuss what exactly myriapods are, their role in the ecosystem, and why they are so diverse (>16,000 species; about as many as all bird and mammal species combined). He will also show off some of the more impressive specimens in the museum's collections, and explain why the VMNH collection has become one of the largest and most important collections in the world for myriapod research. Of course, the webinar would not be complete without a run down of the many bizarre and beautiful myriapods which can be found in the Piedmont Region!
For more information about this webinar, including how to register, visit: www.danriver.org/event/2021-02-24-12-00/lunch-w-drba-webinar-the-many-legged.