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They’re Here: Spotted Lanternfly and Their Threat To Our State

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Join the Sherman Conservation Commission and the Sherman Library for an informative Earth Day program, "They’re Here: Spotted Lanternfly and Their Threat To Our State" presented by Tara Ewers.


The Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is one of our newest invasive species. First detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, this insect has now spread to 14 other states including Connecticut. During this presentation you will learn how to identify SLF during its different life stages, the ecological threats the species poses, and the measures that can be taken to slow its spread.

Tara Ewers is the Education Coordinator at Great Hollow Nature Preserve and Ecological Research Center in New Fairfield, CT. Tara is responsible for the creation of Great Hollow's educational programming and works primarily with children and young adults. Tara is currently working towards her Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from Clemson University. Her academic focus is on making scientific information more accessible to the public by using innovative and effective communication tools and techniques such as geographical information systems (GIS)

This is an in person program at the Sherman Library. To register go to
shermanlibrary.org, email slprograms@biblio.org or call 860-354-2455.