AUBURN – “The Natural History of Mosquitoes” will be the featured presentation at the meeting of the Stanton Bird Club at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the High Street Congregational Church.

Kim Foss of Municipal Pest Management Services will discuss the life cycle of the Maine mosquito. She will emphasize the relationship between mosquitoes and human disease transmission in West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Foss will address issues of prevention and control. The primary focus of her talk will be on the many native Maine mosquito species found in various habitats as well as an introduced exotic species, ochlerotatus japonicus.

In the effort to raise funds for the Nature Center at Thorncrag Project, there will be a door prize and raffle items at the meeting, including a handmade Valentine quilt, a decorative pillow and a gift basket of insect repellent products.

The club is a conservation organization offering monthly natural history programs and field trips throughout the state free. New members are welcome. For more information, contact 782-5238 or visit

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