Starting Your Own Insect Collection

Dec. 12, 2019
1 - 3:30 p.m.

MSU Extension - Macomb County
Verkuilen Building, Assembly room B
21885 Dunham Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48036

Cost: $35

Registration deadline: Dec. 2 or when the class is full (limited to 35 participants). 

This class will provide an introduction on how to collect and preserve insects. The first part of the course will be a presentation on the background of insect collections and strategies for collecting different insects of all shapes and sizes. The second part will be hands-on work at pinning and labelling pre-collected insects. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own insects for pinning. All participants will receive an insect collection box, set of pins, and will have the opportunity to leave the class with 10-20 pinned insects.

About the instructor:
David Lowenstein is an entomologist and consumer horticulture extension educator in Macomb County. He has been involved in entomology research and outreach for 10 years and is most fond of bees and wasps.

Cancellation policy: A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued for any registration cancelled on or before Dec. 2. No refund will be isued after this date. If unable to attend after registering, substitutions for another person are permitted.

Certified Extension master gardeners: Attendees will earn 2.5 continuing education hours which should be reported under IPM - General.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or to make a request for accommodations contact David Lowenstein at or 586-469-5180.