Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Moth survey on Crittenden County trees

Residents of Crittenden, Livingston and other nearby counties may see a bright red box tacked to a tree along a roadside in their neighborhood. These are traps designed to help scientists survey spongy moths.

The moth was accidentally introduced to America just over 100 years ago. 

Since then, it has spread across a great portion of the country, particularly the Northeast and now westward and southerly.

See the June 6, 2024 full edition of The Crittenden Press for further details on the program to track the month's movement.