Tuesday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will host a virtual presentation with entomologist Tom Schmeelk, titled Browntail Moth and What You Need to Know.
Browntail moth is a non-native species that poses human health risks as well as concerns for forest health. This species is currently experiencing a population boom in Maine.
This presentation will cover lifecycle, history, current situation and what to look for as well as management and mitigation strategies. Also covered will be emerald ash borer, one of the more recent threats to Maine’s forest.
Tom Schmeelk is an entomologist with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the program lead on the brown tail moth.
To register for the Zoom link please go to belfastlibrary.org/virtual-programs and follow the link.
This program is cosponsored with the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project, Belfast Garden Club, Friends of Belfast Parks, and Friends of Sears Island.
For more information about this program please call the library at 207-338-3884 ext.10 or visit belfastlibrary.org.