Mount Desert Islander highlights Mech and Gardener’s role in Naturalist Notebook exhibit

The Mount Desert Islander reported that the Naturalist’s Notebook in Seal Harbor is hosting Mount Desert Island Historical Society and its new traveling exhibit, “We Change With Them,” from 2–4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, for a drop-in program called “Naturalist’s Nightmares: Browntail Moths and Deer Ticks.” Angela Mech, assistant professor of forest entomology, and Allison Gardener, assistant professor of arthropod vector biology, both at the University of Maine, will be available on the back porch of The Naturalist’s Notebook to answer questions and share the work being done to document the impacts these species have on human health and the natural environment.