The Middlefork Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society invites you to join us for our monthly meeting with Tyler Hedlund to learn about the natural history and habits of nature’s much maligned groups, focusing on Illinois spiders and ticks of Illinois and Kenya. He will talk about taxonomy, myths, disease spread and more. Lots of pictures, too! We will meet at 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 25 at the Danville Public Library for Tyler’s program: Arachnophilia: An Unconventional View of the Eight-Legged.
Tyler graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master’s degree in Entomology studying ticks and Lyme disease in the Chicago region. He currently works at the Illinois Natural History Survey for the U of I Committee on Natural Areas, assisting with the management and maintenance of U of I research natural areas. He also works with an INHS paleontologist to monitor, curate, and identify fossil insects. And in his spare time, Tyler maintains his own large collection of live arthropods!