I am available to lead natural history walks, either with a specific focus such as vernal pool ecology or wildflower identification, or with a “wandering” approach in which we explore whatever plants, animals, fungi, etc. a particular place and time has to offer. I also offer insect-themed slide show presentations.

2020 Schedule

January 1 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” slideshow/talk for the Berkshire Knapsackers, Lee, MA

February 8 – Wildlife tracking walk for Kestrel Land Trust in Belchertown, MA.

March 7 (morning) – Wildlife tracking walk for Kestrel Land Trust in Belchertown, MA.

March 7 (evening) – Vernal pool program for Hilltown Land Trust in Huntington, MA.

April 18 – Leafminers of North America presentation at Northeast Natural History Conference in Stamford, CT – CANCELLED

June 20 – Insect tracking walk for Rensselaer Land Trust in East Nassau, NY – CANCELLED

June 22 (evening) – Free leafminer webinar hosted by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust; register here.

July 5-11 – “Tracks & Signs of Insects and Other Invertebrates” workshop at Eagle Hill Institute, ME (see flyer; information about cost is here; application form here) – CANCELLED

July 10 (morning) – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” webinar hosted by Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust (info/register here)

July 11-12 – Insect tracking workshops and slideshows for Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, Damariscotta, ME – CANCELLED

July 25 – August 29 (Saturday evenings excluding Aug. 15) – Leaf and Stem Mining Insects online mini-seminar hosted by Eagle Hill Institute (application/tuition information here; flyer will be available here shortly; application form here)

August 15-16 – Invertebrate tracks & sign course at Biodiversity University, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT

September 5 – October 3 (Saturday evenings) – Second session of the above Leaf and Stem Mining Insects online mini-seminar; full with waitlist.

September 20 – Insect program for Nature All Year Study Club, Amherst, MA

October 3 – “What pollinators do when they’re not pollinating” talk & pollinator walk, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton, MA – CANCELLED

October 22 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” Zoom presentation for Bedford County (PA) Bird and Nature Club

November 21 – Leafminer talk at the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania’s annual meeting, Annville, PA online

2021 Schedule

January 3 to February 1 – Online course: “Bugs in Winter: Insects and Other Invertebrates in the Cold.” Hosted by North Branch Nature Center. The version of this course with live discussion sessions is now full, but it is still available for purchase “on demand”; details here.

January 28 – Online presentation: insect sign in winter, 7 – 8:30 pm. Sponsored by Mass Audubon Education; register here.

March 9 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” online slideshow/talk for Northfield Bird Club, Northfield, MA

August 7 – Insect talk/walk for American Rock Garden Society, Stockbridge, MA