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CRISP Partners Meeting 8/16 

Earthworms in the Northeast: Good, Bad, and Ugly"

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Thursday, 8/16 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Watershed Agricultural Council, 44 West Street (Conference Room B), Walton

Join us for our Quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species. Our featured speaker is Tim McCay, professor at Colgate University, will present "Earthworms in the Northeast: Good, Bad, and Ugly". The earthworm species pool in northeastern North America consists of native species, putative exotic species from Europe that have likely been here for centuries, and recently-arrived exotic species from Asia. The dynamic interactions among these species provide a “natural experiment” in ecology, but to date we have learned very little about how things are playing out.  In the presentation you will learn that (1) native species are probably more important in the Northeast than you thought, (2) the invasion of habitats by European species is still relevant and consequential, even hundreds of years after introduction, and (3) the potential impact of Asian "crazy worms" in North America is virtually unknown (but seems awful).

 

 

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Phenology Training

Saturday, 9/8 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Claryville Church Hall, 946 Claryville Rd, Claryville NY

Phenology is the life cycle of an organism. Currently, little is known about hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) phenology across the landscape. A deeper understanding of the life cycle of HWA throughout New York State can tell us where and when to release biocontrol insects, where to monitor for biocontrol establishment, and allow us to track HWA response to different climate factors in the field.

In this training, join one of the New York State Hemlock Initiative’s experienced field technicians as they take you through the yearly phenology of hemlock woolly adelgid. Learn how to identify HWA in the field during any time of year, including just following their summer aestivation period. Learn about why it’s important to track the life cycle of HWA, and how you can help them find out more about HWA and hemlock conservation in your area. Learn how to enter data in a mobile survey form developed by the NYS Hemlock Initiative in partnership with the USA National Phenology Network. Direct any questions and RSVP to dsnider@catskillcenter.org.

 

Thorn Preserve Bioblitz 2018

Friday, 9/21 & Saturday, 9/22

This, our fourth BioBlitz will give an early Fall look at the living things at Thorn Preserve in Woodstock. Small groups, led by experts will go into the field at different times of day to explore for birds, herbaceous plants, butterfly caterpillars, trees, mosses, lichens, aquatic macroinvertebrates, reptiles and amphibians. There will an electrofishing demonstration, nature activities for children, animal tracking and much discussion of habitat and the interrelatedness of living things.

Learn more at https://thornpreservebioblitz.com/

 

 

CRISP Partners Meeting 10/18

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Thursday, 10/18 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Location TBD

Join us for our Quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species. Our featured speaker is Kathryn Long of APHIS, who will discuss "Monitoring for Feral Swine in New York."



 

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