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.

2021 Schedule

January 3 to February 21 – Online course: “Bugs in Winter: Insects and Other Invertebrates in the Cold.” Hosted by North Branch Nature Center. This course includes pre-recorded lectures, and the live discussions are also being recorded, so new participants can join at any time or purchase the course “on demand” after it is done; details here.

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

February 16 – “Backyard Bug Biodiversity” online talk for Pittsfield Green Drinks, 6 – 7 PM.

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

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