Winter meeting speakers announced: “Of Hops and Hemp”

Winter meeting speakers announced: “Of Hops and Hemp”

Our Winter 2022 meeting will happen on Saturday, February 19th, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The theme is “Of Hops and Hemp.” This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom, and we are once again offering FREE registration for both members and non-members! Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vm0Qv9iRS6qDjmGwnRHgWg Our first speaker will be Scott Lewins, the Entomology Extension Educator with UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program, and Lecturer in the Plant and Soil Science Department at UVM. Scott has worked with…

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Winter Meeting and 2022 Plans

Winter Meeting and 2022 Plans

Our winter meeting is coming up Saturday, February 19th. We have decided that we will not be charging a fee for non-members to attend the winter meeting this year! That said, we are in the process of planning some great field trips for the summer, and those will require a fee for non-members. So if you have let your membership lapse, now is a great time to renew. Here’s a reminder of membership rates and how to pay. Dues are used…

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First Meeting of 2021 — Amazing Program on Tap!

First Meeting of 2021 — Amazing Program on Tap!

We are very excited about our upcoming meeting on Saturday March 13th! Our keynote speaker will be Lauren Esposito, Schlinger Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences. She will be speaking about “Identity as a Pathway: Scorpion Evolution and Queer Advocacy.” We will also host a panel discussion, “Encouraging Diversity in the Field of Entomology: A Panel Discussion with BIPOC Entomologists.” The panel will feature: Dr. Dominic Evangelista, Adelphi University, co-founder of EntoPOC (Moderator) Dr. Sebastian Echeverri, American…

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Fall 2019 meeting summary

Fall 2019 meeting summary

We will be collecting dues for 2020. Dues are $20, or $10 for students or $15 for seniors over 65 (ID required for discounted dues). Society President Teá Kesting-Handly requested feedback regarding events such as the Moth Ball, and the Zoo Moth Night; Some feedback included a request that events have lodging either at the event site or a recommended nearby hotel, for members traveling a long distance; likewise, there was a request for remote attendance capability. Another request was…

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Checklist for Tomorrow’s Meeting

Checklist for Tomorrow’s Meeting

NEES Fall Meeting Checklist! 1. Starts 9:AM at UMass Boston in the Wheatley Hall Conference Room 2.If you are coming by public transit, be aware of weekend buses replacing red line service; Once at the JFK/UMass station, take the free #1 shuttle to the campus center 3. If you are coming by car, park in the West Garage, KEEP YOUR TICKET, and we will reimburse the cost of parking 4. We have 2 speakers lined up, Avalon Owens on the…

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Second Speaker added

Second Speaker added

We have confirmed a second speaker for our Fall Meeting! NEES is happy to welcome Linnea Meier, an Insect Chemical Ecologist and Postdoctoral Researcher for USDA-APHIS-PPQ, working out of the Otis Lab. Her talk will be “Chemical Ecology of the Invasive Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula),” a very interesting topic, considering the concern this interest is stirring among the general public, as well as those of us who like all things insect. And remember that our other speaker will be Avalon…

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First Speaker Announced!

First Speaker Announced!

We are excited to announce that we have booked a great speaker for our fall meeting! Avalon is also the current President of the Cambridge Entomological Club, so we are lucky to have “stolen” her for the afternoon! Light pollution as a driver of insect declines Is light pollution an important—but overlooked—bringer of the insect apocalypse? Join us for a presentation by Avalon Owens, Ph.D. candidate and a Switzer Environmental Fellow at Tufts University, about the impact of artificial light…

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Fall Meeting Survey

Fall Meeting Survey

Hello everyone! The fall 2019 meeting of the Society will take place at UMass Boston on Saturday November 16th, from approximately 9 am to 3 pm. Please fill out the following survey, whether you plan to go to the fall meeting or not (or if you are on the fence). It will help us immeasurably as we plan the meeting. Thank you! Fall Meeting Survey

Moths in the Zoo!

Moths in the Zoo!

NEES in coordination with the Zoo New England Conservation department will be hosting a moth night inside the Franklin Park Zoo!  The event will take place Saturday July 27th, beginning around 9 pm. Some of us will be arriving a little earlier to set up the lights and sheets, of course.  The event is part of the Franklin Park Biodiversity Project, an effort to identify and to some extent quantify the living things within Boston’s largest city park. This is…

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