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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Moth Ball 2019

Moth Ball 2019

Saturday, June 22, 9 p.m. – late night Annual Moth Ball Join Athol Bird and Nature Club president Dave Small and naturalist Lula Field at Dave and Shelley’s house, 1542 Pleasant St., Athol, Massachusetts to search for Lunas, underwings, silk moths and other night flying insects. Participants are invited to bring their tents, snacks to share and favorite moth baits. (Don’t know what those are? You’ll find out!) For more information email dave@dhsmall.net.

2019 Winter meeting notes

2019 Winter meeting notes

  This Organization is looking for a Secretary. This year NEES is planning to have one trip and one fall meeting in 2019. Membership dues will be free for 2019. A call went out for speakers for the fall meeting. Sam Jaffe’s caterpillar lab has a position open for a manager of educational programs; The lab is working on a variety of different projects in a new location in Marlborough NH. Mark Mello announced that a Concord (Massachusetts) BioBlitz is…

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Winter 2019 Meeting Feb. 2!

Winter 2019 Meeting Feb. 2!

The New England Entomological Society’s winter 2019 meeting is right around the corner! Join us, on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Westborough Public Library, located at 55 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581. Meeting itinerary: 10am-11am: Officer’s Meeting (anyone is welcome) 11am-12pm: General Meeting 12pm: Announcements (feel free to announce any entomologically-themed meetings, bioblitzes, etc.) 12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch (bring your own – but we will also provide hearty snacks!) 1:15pm-2:30pm: “Developing a Long-term Biological Control Program for Lily Leaf Beetle:…

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