San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a leisurely walk as we learn about common invasive plants and animals that inhabit our backyards, fields, forests and streams. As part of the 2015 NYS Invasive Species Awareness Week, Environmental educator and hiking guide Kali Bird and Cary Institute’s Mike Fargione will lead a family friendly tour through the Cary Institute grounds while they discuss the origins and ecological impacts of animal invaders and problem plants like garlic mustard, oriental bittersweet and Japanese barberry. Learn about new NYS regulations that prohibit the sale or release of some invasive species. Kids (and adults!) can join in a game to explore what can make a species invasive. Methods to manage existing introductions and prevent future ones will be discussed.
Come prepared with long pants, insect repellent and water to drink. The program will be cancelled in case of heavy rain.
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
A not-for-profit environmental research and education organization. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.
Parts of the 2,000 acre research campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment including hiking trails and internal roadways.