Summer of Science: Flight of the Living Dead

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 11:30am

Join Erika Bueno and Chris Quock, researchers at San Francisco State University, to learn about the native Zombie Fly (Apocephalus borealis) that is parasitizing honey bees in California. Infected bees display the "zombie-like behavior" of leaving their hives at night on "a flight of the living dead."

ZomBee Watch, a citizen science project, was founded to determine the widespread reach of this parasitic problem. With Bueno and Quock, learn how you can become a ZomBee Watcher in your own neighborhood by examining insect specimens and exploring light traps for data collection.

Included with Museum admission. Meet in the Oakland Section of the Gallery of California Natural Sciences.