Unwelcome in Our Woods

“Public enemy number one” is how Shannon Powers refers to the spotted lanternfly.

Powers, press secretary for Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture, said the invading insect is an $18 billion threat to the state’s economy—specifically products and jobs related to the grape, apple, hops and hardwood industries.

And April is when the spotted lanternfly hatches.

Unwelcome in Our Woods: Invasive species upset the balance of nature, from Pennsylvania’s forests to home gardens, TheBurg, April 2020

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