Viewed up close, the world of invasive insects is pretty amazing. Suddenly you see antennae that resemble golden cacti– or exuberant fluffy feathers. Mouths used for chewing leaves and trees turn out to have odd mustaches or scary brutal chompers. Perfect for Halloween!
Don’t Move Firewood would like to introduce our new collection of ready-to-print invasive insect masks. Each mask comes with brief instructions and can be made using just string and crayons, or more ambitious mask artists can use (depending on the insect) suggestions of glitter, feathers, and yarn embellishments.
ED. NOTE: WE NOW HAVE ADDED PRE-COLORED INSECT MASKS FOR 2014!
These free masks are great for working with student groups, cub scouts, or anyone young at heart. We’re introducing them for Halloween for fun, but they are appropriate for any firewood and invasive forest insect outreach all year round.
To help you select a mask that applies well to the trees and issues where you live and work, below we’ve suggested just two each for of the USA’s and Canada’s basic regions. However, these are just suggestions, so feel free to look at all five insects if you’d like. Enjoy!
Northeastern USA, Mid Atlantic USA, and Eastern Canada
Great Lakes USA and Central Canada
Midwestern USA and Great Plains USA
Interior Western USA
Pacific Northwestern USA and Western Canada