High Up in the Trees Where the Insects Live, Drop-In Program at Minnewaska

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Stop by Lake Minnewaska to watch members of the New York State Parks Invasive Species Team as they climb up a tall Eastern hemlock tree to look for hemlock woolly adelgid insects. These forest pests are an invasive, non-native species of aphid-like

insect that are damaging our native hemlock trees. Nick Martin, Assistant Environmental Educator, will be staffing an education table, where children can observe insects up close through a microscope and make a leaf rubbing and tree life cycle drawing. This program will take place near the Lake Minnewaska area and signs will be posted to direct patrons to the chosen site. For more information, please e-mail the New York State Parks Invasive Species Team at invasives@parks.ny.gov Pre registration is NOT required.

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