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Invasion of the Spotted Lanternfly

Photo by Nick Stoff/Penn State

Please join us for our monthly Zoom presentation Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 7-8:30 pm.

Kenton Sumpter, an entomologist with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, is a detective “On the Trail of the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly.” He will share tales of how entomologists are discovering the routes and trying to halt the spread of this menace to some of our favorite Maryland native trees and most important agricultural crops. He also will offer tips on how you can support critical research to identify, track and report this visually arresting, but highly destructive insect.

Zoom presentation is free and open to all. To receive the link to join you must sign up for our Osprey newsletter at See the sign-up block at the bottom of the homepage. We will email you the link several days before and on the day of the lecture. (Maryland Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners can earn continuing education hours.)