Jumping Worm & Browntail Moth Webinar

Division / Program: Animal and Plant Health, Maine Forest Service

Date: April 30, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop/Training, Browntail Moth

State Horticulturist Gary Fish will outline how jumping worms have been confirmed in 13 of 16 Maine Counties, how they potentially impact our ecosystem, and provide guidance on how to slow their spread. Brittany Schappach, Maine State Forest Service Entomologist, will discuss the infamous browntail moth and their disruptive presence, from irritating caterpillars to defoliation of trees. Her presentation will cover their life cycle, ecological significance, and how communities can address their presence.

Pre-registration is required. Please register on the UMaine Extension webpage. Information for the Zoom webinar will be emailed to you. A recording and relevant resources will be shared with anyone who registers for the event.

The Bangor Public Library and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension co-host this program. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Candis Joyce at candis.joyce@bangorpubliclibrary.org or (207) 922-6054. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.