Too often, in our efforts to solve a problem, we forget the big picture. When it comes to forests infested with Gypsy moths, an invasive species which infests 500 species of trees, some foresters are willing to kill them at any cost.
|Spicebush butterfly nectaring in Wood Lily
|Red-spotted Purple rests in a White Pine .
|Tulip tree is a host plant for Tiger Swallowtails.
For this year at least, the use of BtK has been halted. So let's use this very short comment period to thank Forestry for being more pro-ecosystem in 2016!
|You can download this form at the link below.
Thank you for helping us remind Forestry, we care about our ecosystems, including insects! The decline of butterflies and moths has been well documented all across the United States. Help us "treat the problem" of gypsy moth without impacting all of the beneficial native species as well. It may cost a few dollars more, but our forests are worth it.
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