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Briarlake Forest Stewardship Invasives ID Training

August 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Kathryn Kolb continues leading our Stewardship training series, focusing on learning to identify invasive species and how to distinguish “starts” of invasive species from native species such as Wild ginger and Greenbriar, while taking care with the now blooming Crane Fly orchid. blooming We’ll recap and continue with our tree ID and share information about the native plants we find as well. For a fun, quick refresher on tree species ID by leaves, see our ForestMatch games http://www.ecoaddendum.org/forest-match-one/index.html

We’ll also look for Japanese chaff flower, which is beginning to set seed by late summer and is invading many of our area parks. This is one of the worst invasive species we’ve ever seen and it’s being spread primarily by people walking dogs. Dog walkers should check for seeds in their dog’s fur and comb them out and put them directly in the trash, not leave them on the ground anywhere — for more about Japanese Chaff Flower see http://www.ecoaddendum.org/japanese-chaff-flower-a-silent-crisis-lurking-on-georgia-trails/

We’ll also be on the look out for Japanese stilt grass (microstegium).

Join friends and neighbors for this educational volunteer session.

To register (RSVP) click HERE – details and directions sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps support our programs.

Details

Date:
August 18
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am