Conversation with Dave Goulson and Frank Cianciolo

Thank you for joining this online event and entering to win a book autographed by British author Dave Goulson.

Artist in Residence Frank Cianciolo and author Dave Goulson had an engaging conversation about insects as art and in the environment, and why they shouldn’t bug you! We will share this recorded conversation below. Visit the Chelsea Depot on Thursday, October 7 at 5:30pm to hear more stories and music from Frank, and to see his artwork. Register online using the library’s event calendar to reserve your seat for the live event.

About the Author, Dave Goulson

Dave Goulson is a Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex specializing in the ecology and conservation of insects, particularly bumblebees. He is the author of several charming and informative books, including A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees (2014), A Buzz in the Meadow (2015), and Bee Quest (2018). He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects, and he founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity that aims to reverse the decline in the bumblebee population.

“Ugly or beautiful, it is the little creatures that make the world go round. We should celebrate and appreciate them in all their wonderful diversity.” —Dave Goulson

His latest book, Silent Earth, is scheduled for release in the USA on September 28. Goulson shows us how we can all take simple steps to encourage insects and counter their destruction.

The Garden Jungle, was a Sunday Times bestseller, along with A Sting in the Tale, which was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize.

What the critics said about A Buzz in the Meadow: “The real pleasure of reading this book is hearing the hum of biodiversity rising from every page.” —Damian Whitworth, The Times

“Wonderfully entertaining…Engages the reader as much with the eloquence of its argument as with the charm of its humor.” —Mark Cocker, Mail on Sunday