Eleanor (Ellie) Groden is a professor of entomology in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. Her work focuses on helping the people of Maine manage some of the most economically damaging insect pests. She will be speaking at Garland Farm on Wednesday, June 13, at 4 p.m. Recently, Groden has been researching the invasive European red ant and working directly with communities in Maine to help them manage this pest. In her talk, she will describe how to identify the red ant and distinguish this ant from other, native ants. Further, she will discuss impacts of these invasive ants and ways that you can manage them in your garden.
The talk is being hosted by the Beatrix Farrand Society, which honors the work of one of the most renowned landscape architects in the United States. The cost of the program is $10 for members of the Beatrix Farrand Society and $20 for nonmembers. Students can attend for free. For more information, visit www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org.