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Photos from the Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Project. Visit the project page to learn more: Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Project.
Exisiting Conditions Map of Purple Loosestrife at Fresh Pond Reservation.
Purple loosestrife in seed.
Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol presentation, Elizabeth Wylde speaking.
Beetle rearing before release at the Maynard Ecology Center.
Vinny Falcione (CWD) installing monitoring quads before beetle release.
Hannah Wilbur (CWD) releasing the beetles.
Close up view of beetles prior to release.
Beetles released in purple loosestrife.
Location of beetle monitoring quads.
Galerucella beetles on purple loosestrife.
Galerucella Beetles on Purple Loosestrife.
Hannah Wilbur (CWD) monitoring beetle damage on purple loosestrife.
More beetle damage monitoring.
Volunteers monitoring damage during fall.
Volunteers entering the wetland to monitor during the fall.
Beetle damage on purple loosestrife.