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March 30th, 2017 @ 9:00 am (Thursday)
Distinguishing Invasive Plants and Native Look-A-Likes in Late Winter and Early Spring
A workshop led by Bill Moorhead
Learn to identify invasive plants from native look-a-likes in leaf-off condition! This time of year is ideal for certain methods of management. Consulting field botanist Bill Moorhead you explain how to identify invasive plants (emphasis on woody species) in both terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, and distinguish them from those native plants with which they may be confused. Emphasis is on identification, but the workshop includes discussions of management and control methods and strategies for various species. A portion of the workshop will focus on detection of less familiar “watch list” plants, i.e., potential invasive species that are just showing up, or are expected soon to show up, in Connecticut.
The workshop will be partly an indoor hands-on laboratory study, using collected specimens, and partly outdoor field study (weather-permitting). Participants are permitted to, and encouraged to, bring their own specimens/unknowns.
Workshops limited to 15 participants per day. Registration and payment required in advance.