University of Maryland Extension

Invasive Plant ID for Homeowners-Registration Required

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Resources Building
30 Duke Street, Room 103
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States
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Carla Porter, MG
Description:  Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a short distance along a parking lot to view landscaped plants, then along a paved path that meanders through a natural area within King Park to view wild growing plants. Please bring a handheld magnifying lens if you own one, and dress appropriately for the short outdoor walk (comfortable walking shoes, inclement weather conditions, and biting insects). Identification guides will be supplied for use during the plant identification exercise and the outdoor walk (including Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (4th Edition), Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes, and Mid-Atlantic Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species). Snacks and beverages will also be provided.
Suggested Audience Homeowners, private woodland owners, owners of conservation easements, HOA members responsible for maintaining community grounds, etc. 
Optional: If you own a mobile computing device, please install the Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN) smartphone app prior to the workshop. It can be used to identify invasive species and it is available to download free of charge.
Optional: At the end of the workshop you can purchase your own hardcopy of the field guide entitled Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (5th Edition) for $5.00 each.
Registration:  Limited to 20 people. RSVP by Wednesday, 09/11/19 by calling the Calvert County Extension Office at 410-535-3662.
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