Fwd: [FoSC] FOSC program meeting
- This talk will be in downtown Silver Spring and the new-ish Civic Building.Close to metro and multiple bus lines.Warning: if you drive, park in the adjacent garage or at street meters (free after 6pm I believe) as the next door Whole Foods surface lot is for customers only and you may be towed.Sincerely,
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Subj: [FoSC] FOSC program meetingProgram Meeting August 14:Invasive Insects in our ParksTypical damage to ash tree by the
larvae of the emerald ash borer.Learn about invasive insects in our parks from entomologist Alma Solis of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center at our next program meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 pm, at the Silver Spring Civic Building, located at Fenton St. and Ellsworth Drive. She will address the history of alien insect invasions, the damage they can cause, and methods to monitor and control them.We'll get the latest information on the looming threat of the emerald ash borer, an Asian insect that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in thirteen states - from Michigan to Virginia ─ since it was discovered near Detroit in 2002. The larval stage feeds on the inner bark of ash trees, destroying the vascular tissues that transport water and minerals. Infected trees typically die within three years.The insect was discovered in Maryland in 2006, and the state is now one of fifteen that has iimposed quarantines and fines in an effort to prevent infested lumber or wood products from crossing into unaffected areasAlma Solis is a research leader at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory of the Plant Sciences Institute. The Laboratory conducts research on invasive and pest species and identifies more than 60,000 insects and mites each year while assisting researchers in ecology, conservation biology, integrated pest management, and biological control.For more information about her talk, contact invasives@....