Next Tree Mob™ -
Wednesday, January 14 at 3:45pm
Each December of late, moths appear in droves in southern New England, most obvious (and annoying) in entryways where they are drawn to artificial light. These winter moths (Operophtera brumata) are one of the few temperate zone moths that are active in the colder months. At the Arboretum, we closely monitor winter moth activity, as these invasive pests cause significant damage to woody plants in early spring when eggs hatch and the caterpillars begin to feed. Join horticultural technologists Rachel Brinkman and Sue Pfeiffer to learn how we monitor moth populations, what we find, and how we use this information to guide the care of the living collections. Meet in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall on Wednesday, January 14 at 3:45pm.
Parking: Park along the Arborway, near the Arborway Gate.
Public Transportation: Take the T to Forest Hills and follow signs to the Arboretum’s main gate and Hunnewell Visitor Center. Or take the #39 bus to South St & Sedgwick St stop. Turn onto Custer Street and walk to its end. Cross the Arborway to the Arborway Gate and Hunnewell Building.
Join us for a Tree Mob™!
What’s a Tree Mob™?
Tree Mobs are interactions with scientists or other specialists at the Arnold Arboretum, and provide another pathway to enjoy and learn in the landscape. Experts share little-known facts about our living plant collection, its relevance today, and its importance to future generations. A Tree Mob may attract a small group or a large gathering—we won’t know until it takes place. Join us in the landscape and discover something new.
What can I expect?
Plan to spend approximately 30 minutes learning about an interesting component of our collection. You can then continue your exploration of the Arnold Arboretum on your own. Tree Mobs are time, date, and location specific.
How does it work?
We will communicate about Tree Mobs by various means (see below). Using mobile technologies, such as a smartphone with location-awareness enabled, you will be able to navigate to the event location. You can also view and print a map we will provide with the day’s Tree Mob location on our website. With directions in hand, proceed to the designated meeting place to participate in our experiment for spontaneous learning.
How can I be notified?
- Link to Tree Mob on your mobile device.
- Sign up or manage email notification.
- Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
- Keep an eye on our website.
- Scan this QR code with your mobile device.