Gypsy Moth Treatment

Gypsy Moth Treatment

If you received a notice about gypsy moth spraying in your county, you can check to see the target sites with the Department of Agriculture (DATCP) interactive map. What is the killing agent? Bacillus thuringiensis serotype kurstaki (Btk) is a group of bacteria which...
BugGuide.net

BugGuide.net

By Marci Hess and MJ Hatfield BugGuide. net is a website worth exploring on the fly! Many of us are interested in the biota living in the ecosystems we work hard to save and protect; learning about them enhances our work and enriches our lives. While I did not set out...
LepidopterART

LepidopterART

In 2017, our local librarian wanted some artwork for the library. Heidi and I put our heads together and with her fabulous artistic talent, this exhibit was born!! The following text is from the booklet at the library for self-guided tours. I have added, where the...
Insect Overwintering

Insect Overwintering

As winter nears, I look forward to my “long winter’s nap” where I catch up on reading, writing, various research projects, and processing photography. It’s generally a bit slower pace of life and I ready for it as the days grow shorter and chillier. For many insects...
Insects and Milkweed

Insects and Milkweed

Authors: Marci Hess and MJ Hatfield Insects and milkweed plants have been a topic of much conversation lately. It is wonderful that monarchs and their corresponding host plants, milkweeds, are getting the attention and grant money they deserve. Yet there are a number...