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Invasive Plants and Insect Awareness Course
March 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Learn to identify invasive plants and insects that are competing with native species in the Midcoast. The morning session will be led by Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist from the Maine Natural Areas Program. She will cover plant identification and an on-line mapping tool used to document invasive species. The afternoon session will focus on invasive insects. Lorraine Taft from the Maine Forest Pest Survey will introduce participants to the current and looming threats posed by non-native insects. Basic insect ecology, identification and mitigation methods will be covered. This workshop is sponsored jointly by DRA and Hidden Valley Nature Center. Bring your own lunch. Pre-registration required.