Invasive Species Action: Best Practices to Protect Michigan’s Native Flora & Fauna from Intruders

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Mon Aug 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Greenwood Cemetery

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Invasive Species Action: Best Practices to Protect Michigan’s Native Flora & Fauna from Intruders

Presented by Jessie Schulte, Manager, Kent Conservation District

Location: Greenwood Cemetery – 1401 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Join one of Kent County’s knowledgeable invasive species control experts and hike around Greenwood Cemetery to see examples of invasive plants. Information on how invasive plant species affect native plants, birds and wildlife will be provided. Participants will learn how to recognize different invasive plant species in the field, as well as how to report their sightings to the region’s mapping and identification system called MISIN. Various different treatment methods for invasive plant species control will be discussed.

Schulte will provide a list of invasive species that will be identified, including chocolate vine.

Jetbead (Rhodotypos scandens) Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org


Jetbead fruit Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org


Chocolate Vine Nancy Loewenstein, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Vine fruit Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BIO: Jessie Schulte has been the Kent Conservation District Manager since 2016. She spent her first five years in Kent County working as the Land Mangerand Volunteer Coordinator at Blandford Nature Center. Jessie has a BS in Resource Ecology from U of M-Flints Earth Science Department. She has over 20 years of conservation experience gained from working all over the US from City Public Works to three National Parks.  Jessie is passionate about invasive species education and control. She truly enjoys helping Kent County residents figure out ways to help land and looks forward to collaborating with you.

Banner photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff,
University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

 

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