Bug-fighting bugs

Nick Dietschler, of the NYS Hemlock Initiative, discusses ways of managing the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid. The Huyck Preserve in the Capital Region, uses an insecticide and more recently a predator fly that eats adelgids. Hemlock woolly adelgid is also impacting hemlock trees on the eastern shores of Lake George. Dietschler and his colleagues will also be releasing silver flies there this year.

About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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