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Signs of Summer: Invasion of the Gypsy Moths

Monday, July 1, 2019, by Sofia Kruszka, Savanna Brown, Emma Conrad-Rooney
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We want people to know: Once an invasive species is established in an environment, it is next to impossible to eradicate it. The best way to stop species invasion is prevention!

We are working on a project studying the effects of gypsy moths, which are an invasive species, on native oak populations. Gypsy moth caterpillars are ravenous feeders, and swarms of them can defoliate and kill entire oak trees.

As part of our Environmental Sign Making workshop, artist and educator David Buckley Borden showed us how to combine images in the culture with scientific information to convey facts and attitudes about our research to a wide audience.