Gypsy Moths and how they are affecting our watershed

The phones at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) have been ringing off the hook with calls regarding Gypsy moths.

The Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is an invasive species that was brought to North America from Europe and escaped during a failed silkworm breeding experiment in Massachusetts in 1869. They were first detected in Ontario in 1969; however, widespread defoliation did not occur until 1981.

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