The Stockbridge Bowl Association and the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives are pleased to present Weeds Gone Wild: Invasive Plants (And Animals) in Stockbridge on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jonathan Edwards Room of the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge.
Invasive plants and animals that damage native habitats are making inroads in Stockbridge. Local scientists Frank Lowenstein and Jess Toro will talk about the invasives that are already infesting our lands and waters – like barberry, phragmites (the prolific common reed) and Eurasian watermilfoil – and other threats on the horizon. What challenges are posed by these species? How do they threaten biodiversity, as well as our enjoyment and recreational use of Stockbridge Bowl and local trails and forests? Are we winning any of our battles with invasives? Frank and Jess will share their thoughts and solutions, based on years of working locally, nationally and globally on the issue of invasive species. We invite boaters, swimmers, gardeners and all who care for the environment to join us. Bring your questions!