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Spring 2020 Preserve Conservation Days
GARVIES POINT MUSEUM AND PRESERVE
Our mission is to conserve and preserve our natural environment here at
Garvies Point Museum for this and future generations.
Non-native invasive plants compete with native ones that wildlife depend on.
We encourage the removal of these plants as well as including native plants in your own gardens.
The invasion of aggressive, non-native plants (and animals) is a major problem all over the world.
Whether they were introduced intentionally through gardening or accidentally in trade; they disrupt
the natural balance of our ecosystem by crowding out native wildflowers, shrubs & trees that our
wildlife depend on. Learn how to identify non-native plant species and their native look-alikes, plus
important invasive removal techniques.
Dates: Saturday, March 28; April 18; May 16; & June 13, 2020
10am - 2pm, each day
These 4 invasive non-native plants especially crowd out & kill native plants.
Each day we will focus on one or any of the following plant species.
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Biennial plant, seed pods develop by May
Known to crowd out native wildflowers and herbaceous
plants in forest communities.
Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
evergreen, blooms May. Fast-growing vine with beautiful
flowers; chokes native plants, shrubs, and trees. Creates
dense groundcover in forests preventing native
wildflowers from flourishing. Easily pulled from ground but
wraps around any and all foliage once it becomes
established. Plant native species, Lonicera sempervirens
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
aggressive vine that
smothers host plants and ultimately kills them. Seeds
readily distributed by birds.
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
blooms late summer
With a highly invasive root system, this perennial can
rapidly crowd out native plants. A dense canopy up to 15
feet tall can develop and very little plant life can grow
underneath its shade.
Porcelain Berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa)
blooms June-August; fruit develops by August
Porcelain berry, a highly invasive vine that smothers plants
& trees, is easily identified by its multi-colored fruit in late
summer/fall. Fills niche of native fox grape (same family
) which is a valuable food source for birds & wildlife.
A perfect opportunity for scouts, environmental groups, students and anyone who just wants to give back to their community. Volunteers are welcome at any time from 10am-2pm and can stay as long as they wish. We recommend volunteers bring work or garden gloves (we have some available), a hat, wear socks (to pull over pants), sneakers, light colored clothing, and a bag lunch with water if you desire. Water and light snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
If you cannot make these dates, please contact us to set up another date.
Contact Veronica at 516-571-8010 or email@example.com
with any questions and please RSVP