Gypsy Moth Expert to Speak

Will answer questions at Howland Library on Aug. 23

Clive Jones, a retired senior scientist and ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will speak to the City of Beacon’s Conservation Advisory Committee and the public at the Howland Public Library in Beacon at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, about the worst outbreak of invasive gypsy moths to hit the area in the past 20 years.

While the moths themselves are harmless, the caterpillars that eventually become the moths are voracious eaters, resulting in the defoliation of almost 20 percent of Mount Beacon’s trees this summer.

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