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Jumping Worm and Browntail Moth Webinar

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

State Horticulturist Gary Fish will outline how jumping worms have been confirmed in 13 of 16 Maine Counties, how they potentially impact our ecosystem, and provide guidance on how to slow their spread. Brittany Schappach, Maine State Forest Service Entomologist, will discuss the infamous browntail moth and their disruptive presence, from irritating caterpillars to defoliation of trees. Her presentation will cover their life cycle, ecological significance, and how communities can address their presence.

Pre-registration is required. A recording and relevant resources will be shared with anyone who registers for the event. To register, click here.

This program is co-hosted by the Bangor Public Library and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Candis Joyce at or (207) 922-6054. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.




Kate Garland


Cooperative Extension