As concern over ticks and their potentially devastating impact both on individuals and our region reaches new levels, the Adirondack Garden Club is presenting a lecture by local expert Michael Trumbower entitled, “All We Should Know about Ticks to Protect Ourselves and Our Pets.” The Zoom lecture will be held August 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. and is offered free for attendees, though advance registration by August 10 is required.
This lecture will explore the complex life cycle of ticks, the role of climate change and will discuss how ticks are impacting life in the Adirondacks. Attendees will learn how to coexist with these creatures so that we can continue to enjoy our outdoor world.
To register, please visit the website at adirondackgardenclub.com.
Michael Trumbower is a naturalist at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, as well as its School Programs Coordinator. Most recently, Michael has led the development of a suite of digital field trip programs to bring The Wild Center and nature to students and families wherever they are located.
Trumbower has a dual foundation in environmental science and science education, with a BS in Geology and Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University and a Masters in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). At UCR Michael was part of the Global Climate and Environmental Change Master’s Program with a focus on climate change and paleoclimate. Prior to The Wild Center, Michael worked at Boston’s New England Aquarium as an outreach educator.
Founded in 1928, the Adirondack Garden Club’s mission is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting, and the conservation of our natural resources. In 1933, the club joined The Garden Club of America, a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the U.S.
The Adirondack Garden Club’s purpose is the conservation of the plants, shrubs and trees native to the Adirondack region, and the making of both wild and cultivated gardens characteristic of the environment in which they are placed, the furthering of the cultivation of gardens throughout the Adirondack area, and the promotion of civic conservation and beautification. More information is available on the club’s website at www.adirondackgardenclub.com.