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Spotted Lanternfly Workshop
June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Celebrate NYS Invasive Species Awareness Week with the CCE of Broome County and Finger Lakes PRISM at Sandy Beach Park (Binghamton, NY) on Saturday, June 10th to learn all about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). This pest insect, native to Asia, has been slowly making its way into our area with the first stable populations in Broome County being found and monitored last summer. SLF is a generalist pest and poses a great threat to many of NY’s crop plants such as grapes, hops, and apples. During this workshop participants will learn how to identify the SLF at all life stages as well as their preferred host plants, learn how to report sightings to the state in order to more efficiently monitor their spread, and become familiar with some common management strategies. We are happy to offer this program free of charge for all community members. Any youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Provided in collaboration with The City of Binghamton’s Department of Parks & Recreation.
In the event of inclement weather all registered parties will be notified via email. The planned rain-date is the following day, Sunday, June 11th.