In the News for October 2022

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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

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

Carroll County’s Big Tree Program

CarrollMagazine.com recently featured its county’s Big Tree Program. Click on their site to read this highly interesting article.  Carroll’s Big Tree Program 16 DAYS AGO  |  Carroll Magazine Synopsis by Muck Rack. Written by Amanda Milewski, photography by Nikola Tzenov. Recognizing Some Of The County’s Shadiest Specimens. In a county known for its farmland and … Continue reading Carroll County’s Big Tree Program

Splooting During a Heat Wave

Bears sploot. Dogs sploot. Cats sploot. Squirrels sploot. No, these animals are not sick. But what is splooting? According to CollinsDictionary.com, the word means VERB (intransitive) 1. (of an animal) to lie flat on the stomach with the hind legs stretched out behind the body NOUN 2. the act or an instance of splooting Collins … Continue reading Splooting During a Heat Wave