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Belfast Garden Club Program

November 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Managing Wildlife Pests in Gardens
Speaker: John Wood, USDA Wildlife Services Program, Maine

Who is munching my flowers and digging up my vegetables? How can I get this under control? Although some animals are active during the day, others are active at night, making it difficult to determine which species is causing damage. This presentation will discuss various management methods such as trapping, fencing, repellents, and deterrents that gardeners can use to manage wildlife pests in their gardens.

John has been a Wildlife Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services’ program since 2013. He graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 2011 with a BS in Wildlife Ecology. He has held positions with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife working with bear, deer, and moose, and with the Maine Department of Marine Resources monitoring lobster populations. In his current position at USDA, he is responsible for resolving wildlife conflicts that threaten human health and safety, property, and threatened and endangered species.

This program is offered in person in the Abbott Room and on zoom. Register for the zoom link here.



November 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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