Invasive Plants – Early Detection Workshop - Wells

Date: September 9, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 321 Port Road, Wells, Maine 04090

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge will host a workshop on early detection and identification of invasive plants at the Wells Reserve on Tuesday, September 9, at 11:30 AM. David Tibbetts, the Invasive Plant Coordinator for the Refuge, will give a power point presentation covering species that are managed on the Refuge and include several early detection species that are new arrivals in, or close to, southern Maine. The presentation will focus on: garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), black swallowwort (Cynanchum nigrum), Phragmites (Phragmites australis), purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). kudzu (Pueraria Montana var. lobata), Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium vimineum), mile-a-minute (Polygonum perfoliatum), porcelain berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata), yellowflag iris (Iris pseudacorus), perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium), dalmation toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), and hardy kiwi (Actinidia arguta).

Contact Phone: 207-646-9226
Contact Email: david_tibbetts@fws.gov
Cost: Free to attend this event.