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“Invading Invasives: Invasive Plant Walk with Pam Stewart”,May 23, 2017 5:30 p.m., Virgil Stonecipher Trail, Woodland Heights Elementary School
May 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Invasive non-native plants have spread into many natural areas and are crowding out wildflowers and other native species. We will start by observing and identifying several samples of Buffalo River area invasive plant species and discussing the problems they cause, then we’ll walk a woodland trail noting invasive species as well as those that are native.
Pam Stewart has been interested in nature and science since childhood. She has worked at New York Botanical Garden, at nature centers as a naturalist, and taught science in the US and in international schools in 5 countries. She has co-authored articles in Nature and Science and scientific journals.
Pam and her husband, Jack, now live in a solar electric home adjacent to the Buffalo National River. Discovering a non-native plant spreading within the park led Pam to organize volunteers for removal efforts, and for replanting with native species. Since then she has been active in promoting native plants to benefit both humans and wildlife.
Meet at the parking area in front of Woodland Heights Elementary School a little before 5:30 p.m. The address is 520 E. Womack St., Harrison, AR.