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.
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 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)
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
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