North Quabbin briefs: June 1

  • The Quabbin overlook in New Salem off of Route 202.

Published: 5/31/2020 11:29:16 AM
Modified: 5/31/2020 11:29:15 AM
Athol Bird & Nature Club events

■June 3, 6 p.m., Zoom Webinar “Where the Wild Things Are: Native Plants for Pollinators.”

From bumblebees to monarch butterflies, pollinators are in the news these days. Large scale habitat-destruction, the overuse of pesticides, and climate change all play a role, but the question remains, what can the average person do? Join Botanist Dan Jaffe as we discuss what each and every one of us can do to help the pollinators.

Register in advance for this webinar:

■June 19-21 MIIDGE Massachusetts Invertebrate Interlude Days Using iNaturalist

In normal years, the Athol Bird and Nature Club hosts a Moth Ball at president Dave Small's house in June, concentrating on attracting moths to lights and baits at night. We can't do that this year, but we thought instead the club could host a virtual Moth Ball. Please join us for the first Massachusetts Invertebrate Interlude Days with Great Expectations, or MIIDGE for short, on June 19-21. This project is set up to automatically collect all observations of invertebrates in Massachusetts made on those three days, but if you join this project, you'll get notifications of all of those observations as they're posted, as well as any announcements we make leading up to the event and afterward.

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