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Speaker Series: Bioluminescence – From Fireflies to Fungi

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Date: October 31, 2020

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speaker: naturalist and educator, Tim Lee

 

Fireflies flashing on a warm summer night, and the eerie glow of jack-o-lantern mushrooms in the forest on a moonless night. These lights bring mystery and magic to the dark night. Join us as we discover how light is produced and emitted from living organisms and how they use it to lure prey, deter predators, and entice insects.

Tim is native South Carolinian and he has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 29 years. For the past 19 years he has been the Interpretive Ranger and Naturalist for South Carolina State Park Service’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area (Jones Gap and Caesar’s Head SPs) where he conducts research and provides educational programs for children and adults. He is a coordinator and instructor for the South Carolina Master Naturalist Program and is an Educational Leadership Partner for the South Carolina Aquarium. Tim is member of the National Association of Interpreters and an honorary SC Statewide Master Naturalist and an honorary member of the Upstate Master Naturalist Association.