“The Importance of Early Detection,” an Invasive Species workshop on imminent invaders takes place on Friday, May 2 from 3 -4:30 pm at the Bailey’s Harbor Town Hall.
You can already spot Garlic Mustard …and Phragmites? Everyone knows Phragmites! But what about the newcomers? What about those impending threats, the ones that plant biologists call the early detection invasive species? They are the space invaders that have yet to arrive here in Northeastern Wisconsin or perhaps have started to appear in very small colony patches in Door County.
Prevention and eradication of what biologists call satellite populations, is the easiest to control these early invaders and the least costly.
Join The Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) as they host Anthony Summers, Program Coordinator with the Wisconsin First Detector Network who will explain how to identify early detection invasive plants. Anthony will give a hands-on workshop demonstrating the latest online resources like the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) and provide instruction on techno-tools like how to map invasive species using your smartphone.
This workshop is for the unyielding hikers, explorers, natural area stewards and volunteer botanists. Advanced registration is not required for the workshop. Just drop in. If you have further questions, please contact The Ridges at 920.839.2802 or DCIST at 920.746.5955.
UPCOMING DCIST Actions:
Garlic Mustard Pull: Bay Shore Drive
Friday April 18
The DCIST and Door County Land Trust will be working for a second morning session at the properties along Bay Shore Drive in the Township of Egg Harbor to control garlic mustard. For more information, please contact Kari Hagenow at 920.743.8695 ext. 306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Door Stewardship Alliance Workdays
April 15, 22, and 29
Spend a morning outdoors with The Door Stewardship Alliance (DSA), made up of Door County Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy volunteers. The DSA crew meets every Tuesday morning from 9 am – 12 noon, alternating between preserves managed by the Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. To get weekly email updates with details of where they’ll be working next, contact Bobbie Webster or Kari Hagenow.