Good Bug, Bad Bug and the Downright Pesky

Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting – MONDAY September 20th, 2021, 7:00pm via Zoom

Speaker: Leslie Cox

Topic: Good Bug, Bad Bug and the Downright Pesky


The Comox Valley Horticultural Society invites you to join our local ‘Duchess of Dirt’, Leslie Cox, as she helps us dig deep into the topic of Good Bug, Bad Bug and the Downright Pesky, living in our gardens! This Zoom presentation on Monday September 20th at 7:00pm, is sure to give us loads of information on how to deal with these inhabitants of our beloved gardens.

According to the Smithsonian Institute, scientists have conservatively estimated there are 200 million insects for every one human on the planet Earth. There are not nearly those excessive millions of insects in our tiny portion of the planet but definitely enough to cause gardeners alarm and worry for their plants.

Thankfully, not every insect is destructive. Many species do a lot of good in the garden and can save the gardener a lot of work. But how can we tell the good ones from the bad? Many insects have a series of growth stages with some do not look anything like the full grown adult of their species when they emerge from the egg.

In this presentation, Leslie, will showcase numerous insects found in the Comox Valley region. They will be divided into Good Bug, Bad Bug and the Downright Pesky categories so you will know which insects need to be dealt with and which ones are to be encouraged to multiply.

Wishing to attend? Advanced registration is required for both members and non-members. Current members will receive a separate Zoom invitation. Registration for non-members ($5.50) is simple – visit our website at by 5:00pm on Friday, September 17th, as it requires a couple of days to process. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday October 18th, 7:00pm, when CVHS will host our next Zoom presentation from Roger Griffiths, who will speak on growing Alpine Flowers.

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Date(s) - Sep 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm