May 16, 2022 Linda Gilkeson – The Good, the Bad and the [Merely] Ugly

May 16, 2022

The Good, the Bad and the [Merely] Ugly – Do You Know the Difference?

When it comes to insects in your garden, do you know how to tell pests from beneficial species?  At 7:00 pm on Monday, May 16th via Zoom, the CV Horticultural Society is honored to have Dr. Linda Gilkeson help us differentiate the good from the ugly bugs in our gardens.

After all, most of the insects in gardens are not pests. All too often, plant damage is blamed on good bugs found on leaves where they are actually hunting for the true culprits. This talk will show you how to distinguish common beneficial insects from similar pests and review ways to manage pests while causing the least harm to beneficial insects.

Dr. Gilkeson earned her Ph.D. in Entomology from McGill University in 1986 before moving to BC.  She has an impressive and extensive list of accreditations from working in the Provincial Government, promoting the reduction and elimination of pesticides, and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work.  Her book, Backyard Bounty, is a BC bestseller.  As a private consultant, Linda is a regular instructor in the Master Gardner Program in BC and is busy year-round conducting workshops on pest management.  We are excited to glean hints of a flourishing gardening future as she speaks from her years of dedication and experience.


All current CVHS members will receive a Zoom invitation prior to this meeting.


If you are not a CVHS member and would like to join us, please CLICK HERE to purchase a guest pass by Friday, May 13 for $5.50 

Please join us!