Removing Invasive Plants
Aug 16, 2006

Jim Anderson
Aug 24, 2011
Eighteen employees from the Wildlife Habitat Council worked in the field on the right bank just upstream from Colesville Road along the Creek. They removed mile-a-minute, porcelainberry, and stiltgrass. In the process, they found some interesting critters as well as numerous tree seedlings and native herbaceous plants. This area has a seed bank of native plants, but the invasive plants need to be removed in order for the native plants to survive.

Before removal of mile-a-minute, procelainberry and stiltgrass, taken Aug 10

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After removal of many invasive plants,taken Aug 16

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Dry piles of mile-a-minute one week, taken Aug 23

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Wildlife Habitat Council Team along with Bruce Sidwell

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Baby meadow vole found while removing invasive plants

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Praying mantis found in the meadow

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