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Indiana's Invasive Invertebrate Pests

The Wabash Valley Audubon Society will host Bob Bruner, Purdue University Exotic Forest Pest Specialist, who will present, “Indiana's Invasive Invertebrate Pests” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15th at the Dobbs Memorial Park Nature Center, 5170 E. Poplar St., Terre Haute.

Bruner will share about Asian jumping worms and how they have invaded Indiana and the serious implications they have for soil health in gardens, forests, and other natural areas. Next, they will discuss two other invasive species that will have a serious impact on hardwood ecosystems - spotted lanternfly and spongy moth. Lastly, what Purdue University and the State of Indiana are doing to combat these species will be shared. This program is open to everyone, both members and non-members.

Sponsors include: The Wabash Valley Audubon Society serves Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo counties.

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