I just read this article in the NYT about an infestation at West Point:
With this quote:
Joe Martens, the conservation department’s commissioner, said New York was now on the front line of the battle against the emerald ash borer. The state was trying to hold the line at the Hudson River, because “if it hops across the Hudson, all of New England is next,” he said.
Thing is, I've seen little brilliant emerald beetles on Dennings Point weekly while jogging in the early summer for years now, hundreds of them, they are fast and always flit away from you when they see you on the path. The DEC has a look-a-like chart:
But I still can't decide. They are so plentiful, I am certain I'm not the only person who has seen them. And they've also been there for a long time, so... maybe a false alarm. Does anyone else who frequents Dennings Point have any opinion on whether or not it is Emerald Ash Borers they have seen? I intend to report it to the DEC, I just wanted to get other people's opinions here first.