Is There Hope To Stop Them? Spotted Lanternflies Might Have Met Their Match

This article from The Rocket on October 7, 2022, stated: Scientists have identified the fungi Batkoa major that killed 97% of spotted lanternflies on tree trunks when reproduced in a lab setting. They also identified a second fungi, Beauveria bassiana, that killed 51% of the flies while on the ground. Batkoa major killed the rest … Continue reading Is There Hope To Stop Them? Spotted Lanternflies Might Have Met Their Match

October 22nd: Film Prescreening Event at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia

"Forest Her: The Next Wave of Conservation" Join in on this film journey of exploring the historical roles women have provided to their communities by using scientific forest management. This event is a Pre-Broadcast screening of the 27-minute documentary "Forest Her" with Panel Q&A Session. Panel members: Anne Hairston-Strang, Melody Starya Mobley and Brenda Lee … Continue reading October 22nd: Film Prescreening Event at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia

Love Trees? You’ll like these books!

Linda Barker, our Big Tree Coordinator, suggests the following books for those who want to know more about our native trees. Identifying Trees of the East: Michael D. Williams This field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features color photos and line drawings showing bark, branching … Continue reading Love Trees? You’ll like these books!

Spotted Lanternflies Laying Egg Masses: How You Can Help

An article by Deb Belt, posted on  Maryland Regional Patch, discussed the egg masses laid by spotted lanternflies in Maryland. They are laid from September through December, and will not hatch until spring. This lag time provides us with an opportunity to report any egg masses to agencies that are designed to destroy them. "The … Continue reading Spotted Lanternflies Laying Egg Masses: How You Can Help