Lathrop Communities, Mt Tom Room
100 Bassett Brook Drive, Easthampton (Off Florence Road)
- Short Business Meeting
- Round-up of 2017 Trust Activities
- Goals/projects for 2018
- Feature Presentation: “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” by Charley Eiseman, a freelance naturalist, conducting plant and wildlife surveys for various nonprofits, state agencies, and universities throughout New England.
Each native plant species has a suite of host-specific insects that depend on it for food. Using a number of common New England plants as examples, Mr. Eiseman will introduce us to some of these insects, their natural history, and signs of their presence to look for on their host plants. His close-up photos will provide an unusual perspective on the tiny animals that are going about their lives right under our noses.