Join Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) in its next Valley Talks series on current sustainable environmental-related topics. The popular programs are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Valley Green Inn.  Valley Talks are sponsored by Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Pests, Pollinators, and You in a Changing Climate

Mark Boudreau, PhD, Penn State Brandywine

May 14

Insects, like humans, are experiencing the effects of climate change. While overall populations are dramatically declining, some less desirable species are adapting and moving into new areas. In this talk, Dr. Mark Boudreau will consider how local threats like the spotted lanternfly, hemlock woolly adelgid, and emerald ash borer, as well as beneficial species of pollinators and predators, will react as the climate changes. There’s a lot that we can learn and do to become more resilient now and in the future. Boudreau is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Penn State Brandywine, where he teaches courses about plants, ecology, and human-environment interactions.