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invasive species

Enhancing Your Natural Environment

Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Join the Baltimore County Forestry Board for the workshop, "Enhancing Your Natural Environment," at the Baltimore County Ag Center in Hunt Valley. Expert speakers will help you understand: why pollinators are so important the benefits of bats which native plants are appropriate in different...

Past, Present, and Future Challenges for Our Forests

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
VFW Post 467
Feeling stressed? Unfortunately, it is not only people that suffer from stress. Drought, non-native insect pests, imported pathogens, and climate change are stressing our forests and our landscape trees. Join the Carroll County Forest Conservancy District Board and the Maryland Extension Service...

Emerald Ash Borer Tool Kit: Biology, Research, and Management of EAB

Tuesday, May. 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:45pm
James & Anne Robinson Nature Center
Plan to attend this workshop that will provide important information about current efforts to manage the Emerald Ash Borer infestation, including the insect's biology and impacts, new advances in bio-control, management in both urban and suburban settings, and tips for managing potential woodland...

Environmental Challenges - Backyard and Beyond

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
The Maryland Zoo
The Baltimore County Forestry Board presents the workshop "Environmental Challenges - Backyard and Beyond" at the beautiful Mansion House in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Expert speakers will provide you with answers to questions such as how deer impact the urban/suburban landscape, how invasive...
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New Invasive Pest Reported in Maryland: The European Pepper Moth

European Pepper Moth
July 2, 2013 Stanton Gill has identified a new invasive pest of ornamentals and vegetables in Maryland: the European pepper moth Duponchelia fovealis. The European pepper moth was found on petunia and geraniums from a wholesale greenhouse operation in Anne Arundel County in the last 10 days. The...

Neighborhood Green Program

Saturday, May. 18, 2013 (All day)
Linganore High School
On Saturday, May 18 th , Frederick County and the Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance will host a half-day workshop from 8:30 AM to noon at Linganore High School. Topics covered in the workshop include reforestation & invasive species control, creating wildlife habitat, nutrient...
adult kudzu bug
Back to Home and Garden Information Center Home Page Kudzu bug ( Megacopta cribraia ) As if we didn’t have enough bugs, here comes another one! The Kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria, is also known as...
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